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A Brief History of Science in India
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Dedicated to the Guru-Shishya Parampara, the book, ‘A Brief History of Science in India’ provides an overview through centuries, dealing with how our ancient Rishis knew, dealt with, and propounded scientific theories, which are not only applicable now, but also many in the world, especially, the West seem to have benefited from it, though they may not acknowledge it. The book covers a vast range of topics like: Science in Ancient India and the Vedic Legacy; Science in Medieval and Modern India; Respect accorded to women scholars during the Vedic Period and so on. Apart from the Vedic period, the book also talks about what happened to the same scientific tradition in the medieval period. Further, the book focuses on the indigenous education system, which ensured the transfer of knowledge down the generations, without a break in the chain.

Sabareesh.P.A is currently a PhD research scholar at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi. His multidisciplinary academic research at the JNU includes areas of traditional medicinal knowledge, intellectual property rights and Indian philosophy of science with related research publications. He has earlier worked as a consultant with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Earth Sciences and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA). Sabareesh’ ancestral roots belong to Rajahmundry of the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. He was born in Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu and educated in Kerala and Karnataka. He can speak multiple languages. Sabareesh is also a student activist in JNU and is associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and has contested for the position of General Secretary in the JNU Students Union-2019 elections.