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Development of Philosophy, Science and Technology in India and Neighbouring Civilizations

History of Indian Science, Technology and Culture (AD 1000-1800)

Development of Philosophy, Science and Technology in India and Neighbouring Civilizations( )
Editor: Rahman, Atta-ur
Series title:Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-564652-8
Publication Date:Feb 1999
Publisher:Oxford University Press India
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $59.95
Book Description:

This volume brings together some of today's leading scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the development of Indian scientific, technological, and cultural thinking between the 10th and 18th centuries. The essays address such diverse topics as food, agriculture, metallurgy,mathematics, astronomy, irrigation, paper technology, Bhakti and Sufi movements, and the spread of translation from Persian and Arabic thinkers throughout the country.

Book Details
Pages:466
Detailed Subjects: Science / General
Technology & Engineering / History
History / Asia / India & South Asia
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17.6 x 23.6 x 2.8 cm
Book Weight:1.1 Kilograms
Author Biography
(Editor)
Atta-ur-Rahman, a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, obtained his Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1968) and was later honored by Doctor of Science degree. The Government of Pakistan has conferred four civil awards, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (1983), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1998), and the highest national civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz (2002), in recognition of his contributions. In July 2006, he was elected as a Fellow of Royal Society ( London). He has secured numerous other national and international prizes and awards.

Presently, Rahman is the Editor-in-Chief/Executive Editor of fifteen leading European Chemistry journals. He is also the Coordinator General of COMSTECH, an OIC Ministerial Committee comprising the 57 Ministers of Science and Technology from 57 OIC member countries. He served as the Federal Minister for Science and Technology (14th March, 2000 - 20th November, 2002). Currently, he is Federal Minister/Chairman of the Higher Education Commission and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Science and Technology.

Editor of five book-series entitled "Studies in Natural Product Chemistry", 32 volumes of which have been published during the last 14 years. He also edits "Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry", "C-13-NMR of Natural Products", "Advances in Organic Chemistry", "Advances in Organic Synthesis" and "Frontiers in Drug Design and Discovery".

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