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Atomic State ✸ [BOOKS] ✬ Atomic State By Jahnavi Phalkey ❂ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Language EnglishPages 352 7 BW IllustrationsBack of The Book“Is there an Indian way of doing science All too often the answer to this uestion has raised the possibility of alternative scientific wor Language EnglishPages BW IllustrationsBack of The Book“Is there an Indian way of doing science All too often the answer to this uestion has raised the possibility of alternative scientific worldviews Phalkey’s outstanding study shows that the answer must vary according to the viability of alternative practices among scientists working in a particular discipline Unlike their colleagues in medicine or the social sciences Indian physicists have fully claimed as their own the universal practices of doing physics And like big science everywhere nuclear physics could only be done with state support Phalkey shows with meticulous care the political desires that brought together the practices of scientific knowledge production and the priorities of state leaders A valuable addition to the growing literature on the history of independent India” About The BookIn India conducted what it called “peaceful nuclear tests” These demonstrated that the country possessed the technology reuired to make atom bombs In historical accounts this explosive achievement has come to be seen as the culmination of a state’s efforts at capacity building and self reliance through “big science”uestioning the received wisdom Jahnavi Phalkey provides a fascinatingly different history Mining new data from personal and institutional archives she contradicts persistent nationalist notions about early atomic science in India as the starting point of bombs She shows that the emergence of the country’s nuclear science infrastructure was in fact tenuous contradictory and rich in faction fights which freuently determined outcomes and directionsPhalkey traces the academic roots of India’s nuclear research to universities industrial philanthropy leading scientists and laboratori.

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