CHAPTER 27

The National Council of Education and Its Progeny: The College of Engineering and Technology, 1906–47

Chittabrata Palit

The nationalist stand on science in Bengal can only be understood if we correctly define the current expression used in this context, that is, colonial science. Most academics understand it as only the timeframe or the science that developed during the colonial period. Many even include the nationalist science activities and achievements as a product of colonial rule. George Basalla takes it further and states that colonial science is the arrival and acceptance of European science in the colonies, where there was no semblance of science before European colonization of India. It led to the transfer of science and ...

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