MX3086 Syllabus - History Of Science And Technology In India - 2021 Regulation Anna University

MX3086 Syllabus - History Of Science And Technology In India - 2021 Regulation Anna University

MX3086

HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA

 L T P C

3000

UNIT I

CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES

9

Meaning of History Objectivity, Determinism, Relativism, Causation, Generalization in History; Moral judgment in history Extent of subjectivity, contrast with physical sciences, interpretation and speculation, causation verses evidence, concept of historical inevitability, Historical Positivism.Science and Technology-Meaning, Scope and Importance, Interaction of science, technology & society, Sources of history on science and technology in India.

UNIT II

HISTORIOGRAPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA

9

Introduction to the works of D.D. Kosambi, Dharmpal, Debiprasad Chattopadhyay, Rehman, S. Irfan Habib, Deepak Kumar, Dhruv Raina, and others.


UNIT III

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ANCIENT INDIA

9

Technology in pre-historic period Beginning of agriculture and its impact on technology Science and Technology during Vedic and Later Vedic times Science and technology from 1st century AD to C-1200.

UNIT IV

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN MEDIEVAL INDIA

9

Legacy of technology in Medieval India, Interactions with Arabs Development in medical knowledge, interaction between Unani and Ayurveda and alchemy Astronomy and Mathematics: interaction with Arabic Sciences Science and Technology on the eve of British conquest

UNIT V

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN COLONIAL INDIA

9

Science and the Empire Indian response to Western Science Growth of techno-scientific institutions

UNIT VI

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN A POST-INDEPENDENT INDIA

9

Science, Technology and Development discourse Shaping of the Science and Technology Policy Developments in the field of Science and Technology Science and technology in globalizing India Social implications of new technologies like the Information Technology and Biotechnology

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

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