A Living Portrait of India
Matter Motion Space & Time Elasticity Fluidity Viscosity Surface Tension Evaporation Hydrostatics Heat Light Sound Magnetism Electricity
Machines & Mechanical Devices Ninteenth & Twentieth Century Physicists
Physics, like the mathematics and astronomy of ancient India, is replete with theories and calculations that anticipate western scientific achievements by considerable periods - in terms of centuries!
The mysteries of the universe as also of the physical world were fascinating. What was the constituent matter of matter? What caused things to move, others to flow? Some to lose shape and remain misshapen, when others could revert to the original form while yet another category refused to lose shape except by being broken? Intriguing questions all, and the scientists came forth with answers and speculations that are astonishing in their sophistication and accuracy, despite the absence of instruments refined enough to take these theories and experiments to their logical conclusion.
This monumental era passed into a period of silence as it were -
science seemed to come to a halt due to political upheavals. The nineteenth
century witnessed a dispiritedness among Indians.
The Cultural Heritage of India
History of Science & Technology in India
Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
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