History of Indian Science Technology and Culture A D 1000 1800

Author: Abdur Rahman
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This volume brings together some of today's leading scholars from a range of different disciplines to explore the development of Indian scientific, technological and cultural thinking between the 10th and 18th centuries. The diverse topics include: food, agriculture, mathematics, astronomy, Bhakti and Sufi movements, and the spread of translation from Persian and Arabic thinkers throughout the country.

History of Agriculture in India Up to C 1200 A D

Author: Vinod Chandra Srivastava
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788180695216
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History of Agriculture in India (up to c.1200 AD), Part 1, reconstructs the evolution of agriculture in India up to c.1200AD. It is a synthesis and summation of existing knowledge on the history of agriculture in ancient India on the combined bases of archaeological and literary sources against the backdrop of Asian history in general. Besides summing up the existing knowledge, it opens new vistas for further research on many debated issues in the history of agriculture in ancient India. The volume addresses the vexed and controversial questions on the origin, antiquity and sources of Indian agricultural history. Based on researches from sites of Vindhya, Ganga Region, plant remains, agricultural tools, pots, dental pathology, and settlement remains, it is an informed and highly researched work on the origin and antiquity of cultivation in India. For a historical study of agriculture, Pali, Sangam. Sanskrit and the Graeco-Roman literatures have been utilized. Art and literary sources have also been used to reconstruct history.

Science and Modern India An Institutional History c 1784 1947 Project of History of Science Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization Volume XV Part 4

Author: Das Gupta
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 8131753751
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Science and Modern India: An Institutional History, c.1784-1947: Project of History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume XV, Part 4 comprises chapters contributed by eminent scholars. It discusses the historical background of the establishment of science institutes that were established in pre-Independence India, and still exist, their functions and their present status. This volume discusses Indian science institutes that specialize in a particular field. It also delves into the area of engineering sciences.

The Cambridge World History

Author: Benjamin Z. Kedar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521190746
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Global history of cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of states, religions, knowledge, and economic systems, between 500 and 1500.

The Role of the Arab Islamic World in the Rise of the West

Author: N. Al-Rodhan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230393217
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This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance.

Ways of understanding the human past

Author: Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya
ISBN: 9788187586050
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It Is Widely Acknowledged That An Idea Expressed In One Language, If Translated Into Another, Its Meaning And Its Associated Understanding Undergo Change. The English Word History Is Ordinarily Translated As Itihasa In The Sanskrit-Rooted Indian Languages. In The Euro-Americal Tradition History Is Traced To The Greek Word Historia, Learnt. Words Like Narrative, Story And Account Are Closely Linked To History. Itihasa Literally Means What Indeed Happened. Its Cognates In Indian Languages Are Itivrtta, Upakhyana, Gatha And Purana. That These Words Are Closely Related To Narrative, Story And Past Events Are Obvious. Chattopadhyaya Has Tried To Argue In This Book That The Modern Scientific Concept Of History, Though Has Its Undeniable Importance, Should Not Be Understood In A Dehistorised Manner. The Modern Concept Of History Should Not Be Confused With The Ancient Or Even The Medieval Concepts Like Purana, Puravrtta, Itihasa And Upakhyana. Our Modes Of Under-Standing And Action Should Not Be Telescoped Into Theirs. This Distinction Squarely Rests On The Difference Between Age-Specific Social Conditions And Their Influence On Human Ideas, Ideals, Languages, Rather Modes Of Speech, And Actions. An Attempt Has Been Made To Show How Literature In Its Wider Sense, Comprising Epoch-Bound Beliefs, Myths, Customs, Conventions, Social Movements And Other Forms Of Culture Enter Into Historical Narrative. In The Name Of Contemporanity Of History Its Very Temporality Or Time-Bound Character Can Hardly Be Denied. Chattopadhyaya Argues That History Embodies A Sort Of Inter-Epochal Dialogue (Samtap) Which, Like Different Forms Of Science And Arts, Are Endlessly Updatable. The Work Will Be Of Interest To Historians, Philosophers Of History, Social Scientists And Indologists.