Centuries of Dialogues: Asia and the West lecture series

The University of King’s College and partners welcome you to attend the second – and very special – public lecture in the “Centuries of Dialogues: Asia and the West” lecture series:

Rewriting the History of Science and Philosophy in Late Colonial India

Dhruv Raina, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Education Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

October 2, 2014 7pm

KTS Lecture Room, 2nd Floor, Academic Building, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Rd., Halifax, NS

Free public event

Reception to follow

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How did Indian intellectuals receive and respond to Western notions of the histories of philosophy and science in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? How did Indian intellectuals attempt to reconstruct the history of their own tradition? This talk will explore how the work of key thinkers William Whewell and J.S. Mill was taken up by Indian philosophers and historians in Calcutta at the end of the nineteenth century, and how it influenced the interpretation of the history of Indian philosophy and science. The Indian response will be gleaned from a detailed discussion of the works of the Indian philosopher B.N. Seal and the sociologist Benoy Kumar Sarkar.

Supported by: University of King’s College Early Modern Studies, Contemporary Studies and History of Science and Technology Programmes, Dalhousie University Chinese Studies Program and the Cosmopolitanism in Science and Nature SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (www.CosmoLocal.org).