University of King’s College Lecture “Re-writing the history of science & philosophy in late colonial India” by Dr. Dhruv Raina

Part 2 in the 2014 Lecture Series Centuries of Dialogue: Asia and the West
Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies & History of Science and Technology Programmes

University of King’s College will be hosting Thursday October 2nd a public lecture entitled Re-writing the history of science & philosophy in late colonial India by Dr. Dhruv Raina, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Education and Honorary Director, Indian Council for Social Science Research, Northern Regional Centre at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The lecture will focus on the Indian reception of Western notions of the histories of philosophy and science in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in India. Dr. Raina will explore the unique formation of Indian intellectual history and it distinctive traditions.

According to the Dalhousie University website, Dr. Raina will examine the reception of Western thinkers William Whenell and J.S. Mill in the works of Indian historian in Calcutta during the latter part of the 19th century. The works of Indian philosopher B.N. Seal and sociologist Benoy Kumar Sarkar will also receive a cursory overview.

The lecture is open to the public and will also be available with live stream here. More information may be found on

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