A Case for Science History in India

Why it matters and what are the challenges confronting science historians     A quick internet search on the discovery of helium will be dominated by results that claim that helium was discovered by the French astronomer Pierre Janssen. “While observing a solar eclipse in Guntur, India, on 18 August 1868, Janssen noted that the […]

A Public Archive of Science in India

IISc and IIT Madras have agreed to host the institutional chapters of Re:Collect, a first-of-its-kind public digital repository to document memories of Indian science We are fast losing the memories of a generation that built the infrastructure to transform Indian science and engineering in the 20th century. To capture and preserve these experiences, my team […]