CHAPTER 31

Bose Institute: A Historical Perspective, 1917–47

Maqsood Siddiqi and Sibaji Raha

Nothing can be more vulgar or more untrue than the ignorant assertion that the world owes its progress of knowledge to any particular race. The whole world is interdependent, and a constant stream of thought has throughout ages enriched the common heritage of mankind. It is the realisation of this mutual dependence that has kept the mighty human fabric bound together and ensured the continuity and permanence of civilisation. Although science is neither of the East nor of the West, but international in its universality, yet India, by her habit of mind and inherited gifts handed down from generation to generation, is specially fitted to make great contributions ...

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