Kosambi's vision of science: A critical appreciation

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Journal Articles


MG Narasimhan


Resonance, Indian Academy of Sciences, Volume 16, Number 6, p.529–539 (2011)




Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi (1907?1966) was an eminent mathematician, scientist, innovative Marxist, a maverick scholar, and historian of contemporary India. Combining both versatility and a certain sense of virtuosity Kosambi made seminal contributions to a wide variety of disciplines spread across from pure and applied mathematics to archaeology and Indology. In the course of these writings he provided an incisive analysis of various developments in science and technology and novel perspectives onmany topics related to mathematics (especially in number theory and statistics), genetics and India?s past history, present concerns, and future growth.


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