The Quest for Technical Knowledge: Bengal in the Nineteenth Century

By: Suvobrata Sarkar

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Immense intellectual and cultural stirrings characterized nineteenth century Bengal The impact of modern Western culture and conscious of defeat by a foreign power gave birth to a new awakening Thoughtful Bengalis were impressed in particular by modern science and technology The attainment of modern scientific knowledge in colonial Bengal was not purely a question of diffusion Western science and technology viewed as cultural import were actively redefined by the recipient culture A different society culture tradition and existing indigenous knowledge systems provided the background in which the gradual spread of the new knowledge occurred followed by its adaption through various reformulations One of the major sources of dissemination of techno-scientific knowledge to the native society was the contemporary Bengali journals. Printed Pages: 244

Title: The Quest for Technical Knowledge: Bengal in the Nineteenth Century

Author Name: Suvobrata Sarkar

Categories: Culture, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2012

ISBN: 8173049491

ISBN 13: 9788173049491

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 1200718

Keywords: The Quest for Technical Knowledge: Bengal in the Nineteenth CenturySuvobrata Sarkar