Public Lectures by Prof Dhruv Raina, DD Kosambi Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Goa University

    Visiting Research Professors Programme

    &

    Board of Extra Mural Studies and Extension Services

    Public Lecture

    Internationalism – Cosmopolitanism in Science: Terms of a Historiographic Conjuncture

    by

    Professor Dhruv Raina,

    (JNU, New Delhi),

    Visiting Research Professor, DD Kosambi Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies

    On

    22nd September (Friday) , 2017 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

    At

    Seminar Hall, Arts Faculty Block B, Goa University

    The talk will be chaired by Professor Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, Goa University.

     

    This talk is organized as part of ongoing course on “What’s  this thing called ‘Science’”

    By Prof Milan Desai under Board of Extra Mural Studies and Extension Services.

    Prof Dhruv Raina will also give a public lecture on “A Cosmopolitanism of Things: The History of an Astronomical Observatory in 18th Century India” on Monday 25th September 2017  at 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm at The International Centre, Goa.

    Visit www.unigoa.ac.in/vrpp  and http://www.internationalcentregoa.com for further details

    Both lectures are free and open to general public, students, faculty members and researchers…

     

    Dr Anthony Viegas                                      Ramrao Wagh

    Director,                                                         VRPP Coordinator

    Board of Extra-Mural Studies        Goa University

    & Extension Services,

    Goa University

    Encl: abstract and speaker bio

    About the Speaker:

    Dhruv Raina, Visiting Research Professor, DD Kosambi Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies, Goa University is currently Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where he teaches the history and philosophy of science. He studied physics at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from Göteborg University. His research has focused upon the politics and cultures of scientific knowledge in South Asia both in historical and contemporary contexts, as well as the history and historiography of mathematics. He has been a visiting fellow of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris; a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, the first incumbent of the Heinrich Zimmer Chair in Intellectual History and Indian Philosophy, and Visitign Professor at the ETH, Zurich, University of Cambridge and many other universities in India and abroad.

    Abstracts

    1. Internationalism – Cosmopolitanism in Science: Terms of a Historiographic Conjuncture

    This lecture is planned more as a discussion than as a lecture. Over the past couple of decades a great deal of effort has been expended in studies on both internationalism and cosmopolitanism in science. In historiographic terms we witness the ascent of multicultural,  global and trascultural histories of science over the last three decades.The rise of such studies flags the expanding dominion  of so called `global science’, in which international agencies have played an important role in stimulating collaboration through what one might term heterotelic forms of collaboration. Cosmoplitanism in science studies have been marked by ambiguity, for it is a notion that has been as much a subject of critique, as much as it is a metanarrative that orients the work of historians of science. This talk attempts to situate the discussion on cosmopolitanism and internationalism in science, both as characterising the world of science as it does a second order or metatheoretical perspective in science studies.

     

    1. A Cosmopolitanism of Things: The  History of an Astronomical Observatory in 18th Century India

    The observatories that the astronomer-king jai Singh built in the eighteenth century appear as anachronisms when seen through the prism of the present. I shall argue counter-intuitively that the huge and impossible masonry astronomical and architectural projects that Sawai Jai Singh embarked upon in the 18th century would be easier perhaps to understand in the age of Big Science. However, the project finds its place among several other monumental projects of the 18th century. Many gargantuan scientific projects of data gathering across the globe extended over centuries. In the history of the so called modern sciences, the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries are particularly important, marked as they are by the intensified circulation of artefacts, objects, specimens, data, textual collections and more importantly individuals – at one level it becomes impossible to speak of this circulation without engaging with this cosmopolitanism of things and peoples. However, in this talk I shall attempt to situate a much discussed “cosmopolitan encounter” between French and Bavarian astronomers with the jyotisha and nujumi astronomers in the court of Jai Singh, charting out the entangled nature of this engagement with a variety of objects, knowledge forms and practices. In doing so it will be seen that the term cosmopolitan science, astronomy or medicine  acquires different meanings in the practice of historians of science especially in engaging with epochs preceding our own. In doing so, we shall also touch upon the consequences of these apercus for the social theory of science.

     

    Detailed Bio of Professor Dhruv Raina

    Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies; School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067,  INDIA.

    EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

     

    • Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC): St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School, Bangalore.
    • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.): St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Bangalore: Bangalore University
    • Master of Science (M.Sc.- Physics) ‑ Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
    • D. (Philosophy of Science) –Department of Theory of Science and Research, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
    • Diploma in French from the Alliance Française, Bangalore.

     

     

     

    POSITIONS

     

    • Honourary Director, Northern Regional Centre, Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi (2012 – 2015; 2015- ).
    • Heinrich Zimmer Chair for Indian Philosophy and Intellectual History, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, (2010 -2011)
    • Adjunct Professor of History of Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Chandigarh, (2010-2014 ).
    • Faculty, The Young India Fellowship, New Delhi (2011 – 2012).
    • Professor and Chairperson, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (2009 -2010 )
    • Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin (2007-2008).
    • Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (2004 – ).
    • Associate Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (2002 – 2004).
    • Scientist E2, National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, (1991 ‑2002).
    • Fellow, National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi (1988 ‑ 1991).
    • Editor, The World Scientist (1986‑1987): English Edition of La Recherche, New Delhi.
    • Fellow, Indian Council for Philosophical Research (1984‑1986): Affiliated to National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi (1984-1986).
    • Fellow, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, (1981‑1984).

     

    AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND HONOURS

     

    2018 International Advisory Board, Romanian Journal of Indian Studies, Romania
    2017 Editorial Board, Viaggiatori: circolazioni, scambi ed esilio (escoli XII- XX), Italy
    2016 Editorial Board, Journal of Thai Interdisciplinary Research
    2016 Advisory Board Philological Encounters (Berlin)
    2016 Editorial Board of Current Science
    2015 Visiting Professor, Université Paris Diderot
    2014- Visiting Fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

    Guest Fellow, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

    2012 – Honorary Director, ICSSR, Northern Regional Centre, New Delhi
    2012 Advisory Committee, Technology Vision 2035: Educational Technologies
    2011 (June-July) Visiting Faculty, Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgesichte, Berlin
    2011 Honorary Member, Società Indologica “Luigi Pio Tessitori”, Udine, Italy
    2010 -2011 Heinrich Zimmer Chair for Indian Philosophy and Intellectual History,

    Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

    2009 ­- 2011 Board of Directors (Delhi University nominated member), Motilal Nehru College (Delhi University affiliated College) (2008-2009)
    2009 Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institut fur Wissenschaftsgesichte, Berlin
    2009 – Member, Faculty Committee of Faculty of Education, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi.
    2009- Member, Advisory Board and Research Council, National Commission for History of Science, Indian National Science Academy 2002-2004, 2004-2006, 2006-2008, …
    2008-2010 Board of Directors (Delhi University nominated member), Keshav Mahavidyalaya (Delhi University affiliated College) (2008-2009)
    2007- Fellow of the Wissenschafstkolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study (2007-2008).
    2006 – 2008 Member of the Advisory Board, National Book Trust of India
    2005 Visiting Professor, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore May-June.
    2006 Council Member, Indian Council for Philosophical Research, 2006-2009
    2004 – Editorial Board, Indian Journal for the History of Science, 2004 -2008, 2009 -.
    2004 – Member of the Editorial Board of VEST:Tidskrift for Vetenskapsstudier, Sweden.
    2003 Visiting Fellow, Indian National Science Academy- Royal Academy of Sciences Programme, SOAS and Cambridge University (September).
    2002 Visiting Professor, Maison de Sciences de l’Homme, Paris (May-June).

     

    2001 Visiting Professor, Maison de Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, (September)

     

    2001 Third Rohit Ranjan Roy Memorial Lectures, St Stephen’s College, New Delhi,
    2000 Visiting Fellow, Maison de Sciences de l’Homme, Paris (October)
    1999 Wenner-Gren Foundation Award , Stockholm (August – December).
    1999 Contact Fellow, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen (November)
    1998 Visiting Fellow, Maison de Sciences de l’Homme, Paris (August)
    1998-1995 Member of Editorial Board, Science Technology & Society (Sage).
    1997 French Embassy Fellowship, University of Paris 7 and REHSESIS (CNRS)  (June- October).
    1994 Visiting Fellow, Maison de Sciences de l’Homme, Paris (September)
    1993 Visiting Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences and International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (May – June).
    1993 European Association for Studies in Science and Technology (EASST) Council Award: (April)
    1993 – 1996 Visiting Faculty, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad,  (Lectured on the Sociology of Science and Technology).
    1991-1992 Visiting Faculty, Madurai Kamaraj University, (Lectured on the History and Philosophy of Science).
    1989 ‑1992 Visiting Faculty, Pondicherry University, (Lectured on the History and Philosophy of Science).

     

    RESEARCH PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES

    • Science, technology and development policy.
    • Studies on science and social movements in India.
    • Research programmes on the institutionalisation of the modern scientific and technological research system in late nineteenth and twentieth century India.
    • Studies in the social epistemology of models and theories of the history of sciences: the historiography of sciences.
    • Historiography of mathematical proof.
    • Ongoing research programmes on the cultural reception of modern science and the dialogue with other knowledge systems.
    • Scientometric studies on the institutionalisation of physics research in India.
    • Preparation of archives and databases for the history of sciences and technology in India.
    • Social history of knowledge and higher education in Modern India

     

     

    BOOKS

     

    • Dhruv Raina, Bernal: the Last Great Amateur of Science, in Kannada; translated by C.Yethiraju; Tumkur, 1990.

     

    • Dhruv Raina, Images and Contexts: Studies in the Historiography of Science and Modernity in India, Oxford University Press, 2003.

     

    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, Domesticating Modern Science: A Social History of Science and Culture in Colonial India, Tulika Books, 2004.

     

    • Dhruv Raina, Needham’s Indian Network: The Search for a Home for the History of Science in India, 2015, Yoda Press.

     

    Edited Volumes

     

    • Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina (Eds.), Situating the History of Sciences: Dialogues with Joseph Needham, Oxford University Press, 1999.

     

    • Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina (Eds). Social History of Science in Colonial India, Themes in Indian History Series, Oxford University Press, 2007.

     

    • Feza Günnergun and Dhruv Raina (Eds.), Science between Europe and Asia: Historical Studies on the Transmission, Adoption and Adaptation of Knowledge, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Springer Dordrecht: 2011.

     

    • Surjit Singh and Dhruv Raina (Eds.), Society and Development: Regional Perspectives, Rawat Publications, 2016.

     

    • Frédéric Abergel, Hideki Aoyama, Bikas K. Chakraborti, Anirban Chakraborti, Dhruv Raina, Irena Vodenska (Eds.), Econophysics and Sociophysics: Recent Progress and Future Directions, 2017, Springer Nature.

     

     

     

    RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (in refereed journals and edited volumes)

     

    1984

    • Dhruv Raina. “On the Methodology of Preparing a Science and Technology Plan”, in A. Ahmed, M.A. Qureshi (eds.), Science and Society, NISTADS ‑UNESCO, 1984.
    • Dhruv Raina and Vinod Vyasulu.  “Science, Technology and the Non‑ Role of Parliament”, Economic and Political Weekly, xix, 4, 1984, 165 ‑66.

     

    1988

    • Dhruv Raina, “Quantum Logic, Copenhagen Interpretation and Instrumentalism”, Journal of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, v, 3, 1988, 79‑89.
    • Dhruv Raina and Navjyoti Singh, “The Jaina Theory of Motion”, Arhat Vacana 1, 1, 1988.
    • Dhruv Raina, “A Historio‑Philosophical Investigation of Anti‑ Science: The Phenomenological Encounter”, Journal of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, vi, 1, 1988, 47 ‑59.

     

    1989

    • Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina, “The Introduction of Modern Science into India: A Study of Ramchundra, Educationist and Mathematician”, Annals of Science, 46, (1989), 597‑610; also Habib and Raina, “Vaijnanik Soch ko Samarpit”, Sancha, June‑July, 1988, 76‑83.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “Cultural Foundations of a Nineteenth Century Mathematical Project”, Economic and Political Weekly, xxiv, 37, 1989, 2082‑2086.
    • Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina, “Copernicus, Colombus, Colonialism, and the Role of Science in Nineteenth Century India”, Social Scientist, 17, 3‑4, 1989, 51‑66.

     

     

    1990

    • “Science Commoditised or Science for Consumption”, KRVP Workshop on Minimum Core Science and Technology Package, IISc, Bangalore, Feb. 1990; published in  Economic and Political Weekly, 6th October 1990, 2245‑2247.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Scientific Reflexivity: The Public Understand­ing of Science and why Scientism beats a Retreat”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol.XXVIII, no.42, October 16, 1993, 2258-2261.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “Ramchundra’s Treatise through the Haze of the Golden Sunset: The Aborted Pedagogy”, Social Studies of Science, 20, 1990, 455‑72.

     

    1991

    • Dhruv Raina, “Mathematics and Colonialism: Another Version in the Empire Strikes Back Series”, Bulletin of Sciences, October ‑December, 1991, 22‑26.

     

    1992

    • Dhruv Raina, “Ramchundra’s Treatise Through the Unsentimentalised Light of Mathematics or the Mathematical Foundation of a Cultural Project”, Historia Mathematica, 19, 1992, 371‑384.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “Technical Content and Social Context: Locating Technical Institutes. The First Two Decades in the History of the Kala Bhavan (1890‑1910)”; in P. Petitjean et al. (eds.), Science and Empires, 121‑136, Kluwer Academic Pub­lisher, Netherlands, 1992. A longer version appeared as “Technical Institutes in Colonial India: Kala Bhavan, Baroda (1890‑ 1910)”, Economic and Political Weekly, xxvi, 46, Nov. 1991, 2619 ‑ 2624.

     

    1993

    • Dhruv Raina, “Where the History of Science Informs Science Policy: An Indian Fin de Siecle Scenario on the “New Knowledge” and Development”, text of  lecture delivered at International  Centre of Theoretical Physics at Trieste; News from ICTP – No 74/75 -September -October 1993, 14-17.
    • Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina, “The Discourse on Scientific Rationality: A Study of Master Ramchandra”, in T.Niranjana, P.Sudhir, V.Dhareshwar, Interrogating Modernity: Culture and Colonialism in India, Seagull Books, 1993, pp.369-375.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “The Unfolding of an Engagement: The Dawn on Science, Technical Education and Industrialisation”, Studies in History, 9, 1, 1993, 87‑117.
    • Dhruv Raina, “The Technological Determinism Embodied in a Development Research Programme: Or Doing Appropriate Technology in a Big‑Science/High‑Tech Environment”, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 52, July 1993, 471-482.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Situating the History of Technology in a Philosophical Triptych: Contours for Future Research”, International Atomic Energy Agency and UNESCO, International Centre for Theoretical Physics IC/93/88, 1993.

     

    1994

    • Dhruv Raina and Ashok Jain, “Interdisciplinary Studies at NISTADS”, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 19, 3, 1994, 211 -217.
    • Dhruv Raina, “The Science Congress in a New Context: Some Reflections”, Prepared for the Jaipur Science Congress, January 1994. Published in Science and Culture, 60, 1-12, 81-83.
    • Dhruv Raina, “The Tension Between Romanticism and Scientism in Pre-colonial Reconstructions of Science in India”, EASST Newsletter 13, 2 (1994), 2-15.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Tensions in Colonial and Post-colonial Reconstructions of Science in India”, EASST Newsletter 13, 3, 1994, 20-27.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Changing Perspectives on Science and Politics: Nazism and the Science of Rassen Hygiene”, Germinal,1, 1994, 128-138.

     

    1995

    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “Bhadralok Perceptions of Science, Technology and Cultural Nationalism”, Indian Economic and Social History Review, 32, 1, 1995, 95 -117.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Homage to an Honarary Taoist”, Economic and Political Weekly July 1995, 1904 -1906.
    • Dhruv Raina, B.M.Gupta, Rohit Kandhari, “Evolutionary Trends and Collaboration in Indian Physics: A Study of Four Disciplines and Four Physicists”, Scientometrics, 33, 3, 1995, pp. 295 – 314.

     

    1996

    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “The Moral Legitimation of Science: Bhadralok Reflections on the Theory of Evolution”, Social Studies of Science 26 (1996), 9-42.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Reconfiguring the Centre! On the Structure of Scientific Exchanges in Colonial India”, Minerva, 34: 161 – 176, 1996.

     

    1997

    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “The Structure of Scientific Exchanges in the Age of Colonialism: Patronage, Competition and Rivalry”, in Patrick Petitjean (Ed.), Les Sciences Coloniales: Figures et Institutions, vol.2, ORSTOM Editions, Paris, 1997.
    • Dhruv Raina, Ashok Jain, “Big Science and the University in India”, John Krige and Dominique Pestre (Eds.), Science in the Twentieth Century, Harwood Publishers, 1997, 859-877.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Evolving Perspectives on Science and History: A Chronicle of Modern India’s Scientific Enchantment and Disenchantment (1850 – 1980)”, Social Epistemology, 11, 1, 1997, 3-24.
    • Dhruv Raina, “The Early Years of P.C.Ray: The Inauguration of the School of Chemistry and the Social History of Science”, Science Technology & Society ,2, 1, 1997, 1-40 .
    • Dhruv Raina, “Ray’s “Life and Experiences” as a Text on the History of Science”, in Santimay Chatterjee, M.K.Dasgupta, Amitabha Ghosh (Eds.), Studies in History of Sciences, The Asiatic Society, Calcutta, 1997, 25-42.

     

    1998

    • Dhruv Raina, “Historiographic Concerns Underlying Indian Journal of History of Science: A Bibliometric Inference”, Economic and Political Weekly, XXXIII, 8, February 21, 1998, pp.407- 414.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Beyond the Diffusionist History of Colonial Science”, Social Epistemology, 1998, 12, 2, 203-213.
    • Dhruv Raina, “L’essor et le declin de l’ethnographie: les ,mémoires de Le Gentil sur l’astronomie indienne: (1760-1787)”, Rencontre avec l’Inde, Tome XXVII, 1998, 113-128.
    • Dhruv Raina and B.M.Gupta, “Four Aspects of the Institutionalization of Physics Research in India: Between Sociology and Bibliometrics”, Scientometrics, 1998, 42, 1, 17-40.

     

    1999

    • Dhruv Raina, “Science and its publics”, India International Centre Quarterly, Summer 1999, 42-53.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “The Missing Picture: The Non-emergence of a Needhamian History of Sciences of India”, in S.Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina (Eds), Situating the History of Sciences: Dialogues with Joseph Needham, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp.279-302. Published as “Queshi de tuxiang: LiyuePi ghi de Yindu bexue shi he yi mo-yu chuxian”, in Liu Dunn and Wang Yangzong (Eds.) Zhongguo bexue yu kexue geming: Liyue nanh ji qi xiangguan wenji yanjui lun zhuxuan, Shenyang (Liaoning Province), 2002, pp.759-781.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Introduction”, in S.Irfan Habib, Dhruv Raina, (Eds.) Situating the History of Sciences: Dialogues with Joseph Needham, Oxford University Press,1999, pp.1 -15.
    • Dhruv Raina, “French Jesuit Scientists in India: Historical Astronomy in the Discourse on India (1670-1770)”, Economic and Political Weekly, XXXIV, January 1999, pe 30-38.
    • Dhruv Raina, “From West to Non-West?: Basalla’s Three Stage Model Revisited”, Science as Culture,8, 4, 1999; 497-516.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Modernisation in East Asia: Alternate Theories of Science” Science as Culture, 8, 2, 1999, 239-249.

     

    2000

    • Dhruv Raina, “Lamenting the Past, Anticipating the Future: A Chronology of Popular Science Writing in India (1850 – 1914)” in Narender K.Sehgal, Satpal Sangwan and Subodh Mahanti (Eds.), Uncharted Terrains: Essays on Science Popularization in Pre-Independence India, Vigyan Prasar, 2000, 54-64.
    • Dhruv Raina,”`The Present in the Past: Trajectories for the Social History of Science”, in Romila Thapar (Ed.), India: Another Millennium?, Viking, 2000, 17-35.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Jean-Baptiste Biot on the History of Indian Astronomy (1830-1860): The Nation in the Post-Enlightenment Historiography of Science”, Indian Journal of History of Science , 35, 4, 2000, 319-346.

     

    2001

    • Dhruv Raina, “Visvesvaraya as Engineer-Sociologist and the Evolution of his Techno-Economic Vision”, NIAS lecture L1, Bangalore, 2001.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib. “The Voyages of Abu Talib Khan and Le Gentil: A Preliminary Comparative Study of the Scientific Imagination in Eighteenth Century Indian and French Travelogues”, in Juan Jose Saldaňa (ed.), Science and Cultural Diversity: Proceedings of the XXth International Conference of the History of Science, University of Mexico, 2001, p.2794-2089.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Disciplinary Boundaries and Civilisational Encounter: the Mathematics and Astronomy of India in Delambre’s Histoire (1800-1820)”, Studies in History , 17, 2, 2001, pp. 175-209.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Cognitive Homologies in the Studies of science in Indian Antiquity: A Historiographic Axis of the Indian Journal of History of Science”, in Alain Arrault and Catherine Jami (Eds.), Science and Technology in East Asia: The Legacy of Joseph Needham, Brepols:Belgium, 2001; 95-110.

     

    2002

    • Dhruv Raina, “Towards a Global History of Science”, in Abhay Kumar, Prasenjit Bose, Samik Lahiri (eds.), Behind the Blackboard: Contemporary Perspectives on Indian Education, Volume 2, 2002,  136-149.

     

    2003

    • Dhruv Raina, “Betwixt Jesuit and Enlightenment Historiography: The Context of Jean-Sylvain Bailly’s History of Indian Astronomy”, Revue d’Histoire de Mathématiques, 2003, 9, p.101-153.
    • Dhruv Raina, “A Postcolonial Reading of the Enlightenment’s History of non-Western mathematics”, in Alain le Pichon (Ed.), Les Assises de la Connaissance Réciproque, Le Robert, 2003, 129-139.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Common Universes of discourse: A Dialogue between Sarton and Coomaraswamy on Knowledge and Disciplines”, Paideusis – Journal for Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Studies, Volume, 3, 2003.

     

    2004

    • Dhruv Raina, “Technological Doubt and Scientific Certitude: Looking at ASTRA from within and without”, in Rural Technology: A 25 Years Perspective, vol.-I, ASTRA, Bangalore, 2004, pp. 123-154.
    • Dhruv Raina, “How to go to Heaven or How the heavens go”, Part I, Metanexus (e-journal), 2004, 02, 17
    • Dhruv Raina, “How to go to Heaven or How the heavens go”, Part II, Metanexus (e-journal), 2004, 02, 19.

     

    2005

    • Dhruv Raina. 2005. “”The Social Epistemology of Knowledge” as a Key Word in the Indian Tradition“, http://transcultura.jura.uni-sb.de/Wiki.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib. 2005. “Reinventing Traditional Medicine: Method, Institutional Change, and the Manufacture of Drugs and Medication in Late Colonial India”, in Joseph Alter (Ed.), Asian Medicine and Globalization, Pittsburgh University Press, 67-77.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2005. “Organisations et Cultures de la Science:l’UNESCO et l’institutionalisation de la science dans l’Inde postcoloniale (1950-1960), in 60 ans d’histoire de l’UNESCO: Actes du colloque international 16-18 novembre, Paris.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2005. “Une lecture post-coloniale de l’histoire”, Alliage, no. 55-56, 141-154.
    • Dhruv Raina, “How to Go to Heaven or How the Heavens Go? Contemporary Perspectives on a Galilean Dilemma”, in Job Kozhamthadam (Ed.), Modern Science, Religion and the Quest for Unity, ASSR Series Vol. 4, 2005, pp. 53-81.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Multicultural and Postcolonial Theories of Science and Society” in Sandhan, vol. 5, no.1, 2005, pp. 1-32, also printed as “Multicultural and Postcolonial Theories of Science and Society” in Jyoti Bhusan Dasgupta (Ed.), Science, Technology, Imperialism and War, PHISPC , vol. XV, Part I, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, 2007, pp. 175-194.

     

    2006

    • Dhruv Raina and Sivaramakrishnan P. Manikonda. “Challenges for Science Education”, Seminar, 565, 2006, pp. 47-51.

     

    2007

    • Dhruv Raina, “Science since Independence”, India International Quarterly: Special Issue – India 60, 2007, pp. 182-195; also published under the same title in Ira Pande (Ed.), India 60: Towards a New Paradigm, Harper Collins India, 2007, pp. 182-195.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Jesuit Collections of India’s Scientific Manuscripts: Ideologies and Interpretations”, Indian Journal of History of Science, 42, 1, 2007, pp. 31-45.

     

    2008

    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “South and South-East Asia: Introduction”, in Sarvepalli Gopal and Sergei L. Tikhvinsky (ed.), History of Humanity: Scientific and Cultural Development Volume VII, The Twentieth Century, UNESCO: Routledge, 2008, pp. 722-724.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib. ” Colonialism, Nationalism and the Institutionalisation of Science in India”, in Sarvepalli Gopal and Sergei L. Tikhvinsky (ed.), History of Humanity: Scientific and Cultural Development Volume VII, The Twentieth Century, UNESCO: Routledge, 2008, pp. 735- 739.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, ”The National Movement in India and the Creation of a Scientific and Industrial Research System”, in Sarvepalli Gopal and Sergei L. Tikhvinsky (ed.), History of Humanity: Scientific and Cultural Development Volume VII, The Twentieth Century, UNESCO: Routledge, 2008, pp. 740-745.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib, “Conclusion”, in Sarvepalli Gopal and Sergei L. Tikhvinsky (ed.), History of Humanity: Scientific and Cultural Development Volume VII, The Twentieth Century, UNESCO: Routledge, 2008, pp. 765-766.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Science East and West”, in Helaine Selin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Springer-Verlag: Heidelberg, New York, 2008, pp. 1934-1944.
    • Dhruv Raina, “In Search of a Historiography of Jesuit Science in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century India”, in Siegfried Zelinski and Eckhard Fürlus (eds.), Variantology 3: On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies in China and Elsewhere, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König: Köln, 2008, pp. 333-346.

     

     

    2009

    • Dhruv Raina. 2009. “Knowledge”, in Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier (Eds.), Transnational Dictionary of World History, Palgrave Books, pp. 620-626.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2009. “Walking in on a Broken Leg”, Wissenschafstkolleg zu Berlin, Jahrbuch 2007/2008, pp. 167-172.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2009. “How Jesuit Sources and the Historiography Shaped the Enlightenment History of Mathematics”, Wissenschafstkolleg zu Berlin, Jahrbuch 2007/2008, pp.347-360.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2009. “Reimagining the University after the Yashpal Committee Report”, in Debating Education: Against the Neo-Liberal Thrust, SAHMAT: New Delhi, pp. 87-89.

     

    2010

     

    • Dhruv Raina. 2010. “Finding a Home for the History of Science in Post-colonial India: The Influence of Joseph Needham and the Role of UNESCO”, in Arun Bandopadhyaya (Ed.), Science and Society in India (1750 – 2000), Manohar, 2010, pp. 323-343.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2010.”Zakir Husain on the Sanctity of the Autonomy of the University”, in S. Irfan Habib (Ed)., Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and the National Education System, NUEPA: New Delhi, pp. 91-104.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2010. “On Metahistory and a Purportedly `Homeless Text’: Reflections upon an Eighteenth-century, South Asian Traveller’s Impression of Modern European Science”, in Siegfried Zelinski and Eckhard Fürlus (Eds.), Variantology 4: On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies in the Arabic-Islamic World and Beyond,Walther König: Köln, pp. 305-323.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2010. “The French Jesuit Manuscripts on Indian Astronomy: The Narratology and Mystery surrounding a Late Seventeenth – Early Eighteenth Century Project”, in Florence Bretelle-Establet (ed.), Looking at it from Asia: The Processes that Shaped the Sources of the History of Science, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Springer, pp.115-140.

     

     

    2011

     

    • Dhruv Raina, 2011. “Travelling Both Ways: The Adaptation of disciplines, Scientific Textbooks and Institutions”, in Feza Günergun and Dhruv Raina (Eds.), Science between Europe and Asia: Historical Studies on the Transmission, Adoption and Adaptation of Knowledge, Springer Dordrecht, 2011, pp. 165-176.
    • Feza Günergun and Dhruv Raina, “Introduction” in Feza Günergun and Dhruv Raina (Eds.), Science between Europe and Asia: Historical Studies on the Transmission, Adoption and Adaptation of Knowledge, Springer Dordrecht, 2011, pp. 1-12.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2008/2009. “Kako su isusovački izvori i historiografija oblikovali prosvjetiteljskupovijest matematike”, Jukić (Sarajevo), 38-39, pp. 219-236.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2011. “Le Gentil’s Voyage: Addressing Disruptions in the Narrative of Scientific Progress”, in Siegfried Zielinski and Eckhard Fürlus (Eds.), Neapolitan Affairs: On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies, Variantology 5, Walter König, Köln., pp. 385-397.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2011. “Situating the History of Indian Arithmetical Knowledge in George Peacock’s Arithmetic”, Indian Journal of History of Science, 46, 2, 235-250.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2011. “Merton in South Asia: The Question of Religion and the Modernity of Science”, in Yehuda Elkana, Andras Szigetti and György Lissauer, Concepts and the Social Order: Robert K. Merton and the Future of Sociology, CEU Press; Budapest, pp. 45-60.
    • Dhruv Raina and S.Irfan Habib. 2011. “Entangled Agendas: The Evolution of the Scientific Research System from Late Colonialism to the End of the Nehruvian Era”, in K.N.Panikkar (Ed.), Perspectives in Modern Indian History, Popular Prakashan: Mumbai, 2011, pp. 340-367.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2011. “Institutions and Knowledge: Framing the Translation of Science in Colonial South Asia”, Asiatische Studien/ Études Asiatiques, LXV, 4, pp.945-967.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2011. “Jantar Mantar Telescope”, in David Links and Nils Röller (Eds.), Objects of Knowledge: A Small Technical Encyclopaedia for Siegfried Zielinski, Institut für Buchkunst Leipzig, ISBN 978-3-932865-64-0, pp. 64-5.

     

    2012

    • Dhruv Raina. 2012. “Südasien: Verortung der Wissensgesichte im vorkolonialen Südasien”, in Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit: Wissen-Zyklizät Nachträge, Verlag J.B. Metzler: Stuttgart/Weimar, pp. 146-156.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2012. “Contextualizing Playfair and Colbrooke on proof and demonstration in the Indian mathematical tradition”, in Karine Chemla (Ed.), The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions, Cambridge University Press, pp. 228 – 259.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2012. “Decolonisation and the Entangled Histories of Science and Philosophy in India”, Polish Sociological Review, 2 (178), pp.187-201.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2012. “The Naturalization of Modern Science in South Asia: A Historical Overview of the Processes of Domestication and Globalization”, in Jürgen Renn (Ed.), The Globalization of Knowledge in History, Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge Studies 1, Edition Open Access, pp. 345-366.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2012. “Visvesvaraya as Engineer-Sociologist and the Evolution of his Techno-Economic Vision”, in Roddam Narasimha and Dilip Ahuja (Eds.), Dialogues Across Disciplines: From the NIAS Archives, National Institute of Advaned Studies, Bangalore, pp.63-84.

     

    2013

    • Dhruv Raina and Prakrati Bhargava. 2013. “Rethinking the University of Teaching and Research: Challenges Now and in the Future”, in C. Shambu Prasad and John D’Souza (Eds.), Rethinking Universities for Development: Intermediaries, Innovation and Inclusion, IDRC, XIM Bhubaneshwar, pp. 26-37.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2013. “`Becoming All things to All’: French Jesuit Scientists and the Construction of the antiquity of the Sciences of India”, L’ Inde des Lumières: Discours, histoire, saviors, Collection Purusārtha 31, pp. 335-358.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2013. “Opportunities and Obstacles: Introducing `Science and Society’ in India”, Fundamatics, pp. 20-24.
    • Dhruv Raina, 2013. “Foreword: Approaches to Teachers’ Work in a Global Context”, in Eija Kimnonen and and Raimo Nevalainen (Eds.), Transforming Teachers’ Work Globally: In Search of a Better Way for Schools and their Communities, Sense: Rotterdam, pp. vii-viii.
    • Dhruv Raina et. al., 2013. “Afterword: Understanding the Educational Change Process and Teachers’ Work: Reflections from an Indian Perspective”. in Eija Kimnonen and and Raimo Nevalainen (Eds.), Transforming Teachers’ Work Globally: In Search of a Better Way for Schools and their Communities, Sense: Rotterdam, pp. 345-348.

     

    2014

    • Dhruv Raina, “The Problem”, Seminar, 654, p. 12-14.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Mathematics Education in Modern India”, in Alexander Karp and Gert Schubring (Eds.), Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education, Springer, 2014, pp. 376-384.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2014. “Framing `A History of Hindu Chemistry’: The Influence of the Historiography of Chemistry on Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray”, in Nupur Dasgupta and Amit Bhatacharyya (Eds.), Essays in History of Science Technology and Medicine, Kolkata: Setu Prakashni, pp. 30-52.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Opening the Pandora’s Box of Social Theory: Needham’s `Discovery’ of Science and Civilization in China”, Centre for Studies in Afro-Asian Philosophies, Occasional Lecture Series 3, Acharya Nagarjuna University, 2014.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Decolonisation and the Entangled Histories of Science and Philosophy in India”, in Joanna Kurczewska, Ishwar Modi and Janusz Mucha (eds.), India between Tradition and Modernity, Rawat Publications, 2014, pp. 66-86.
    • Dhruv Raina, “A Neglected Field: Narrative Frames for the Jesuit Sciences in India”, in Anand Amaladass and Ines G. Županov (eds.), Intercultural Encounter and the Jesuit Mission in South Asia, Asia Trading Corporation: Bangalore, 2014, pp. 259-289.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Revisiting Social Theory and History of Science in Early Modern South Asia and Colonial India”, Special Issue on Human Mobility and the Circulation of Technical Knowledge (17th-19th Centuries) Extrême-Orient, Extrême-Occident, 36, 2013 [published in 2014], pp. 191-210.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Reply to Jacques Wagner”, Revue d’Histoire des Mathématiques, 19, 2013 [published in 2014], pp.339-340.
    • Dhruv Raina, “The Making of a Classic: The Contemporary Significance of Ray’s Historical Approach”, Indian Journal of History of Science, 2014, 49, 1, pp. 443-456.

     

    2015

    • Dhruv Raina, “Transformations in the World of Higher Learning: Changing Norms and Values of Universities and Research Institutes in India”, in Rajeswari S. Raina (ed.), Science, Technology and Development in India: Encountering Values, Orient Blackswan, 2015, pp.104-118.
    • Dhruv Raina: “Circulation and Cosmopolitanism in 18th Century Jaipur: The Workshop of Jyotishis, Nujumi and Jesuit Astronomers”, Purusārtha 33, 2015, pp. 327-329.
    • Dhruv Raina, “Translating the `Exact’ and `Positive’ Sciences: Early Twentieth Century Reflections on the Past of Science in India”, Transcultural Studies, 1, 2015, pp. 8-33.
    • Dhruv Raina, “ Science and Democracy”, Romila Thapar et. al, The Public Intellectual in India, Aleph Books, 2015, pp. 62-78.
    • Dhruv Raina. 2015.`Rethinking the University of Innovation and Development: Knowledge, Institutions and Curriculum’, International Conference Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Inclusive Innovation and Innovative Management,  Bangkok, pp. 1-6.
    • Dhruv Raina,”Iterative Learning in the Modernisation of the Indian Mathematical Tradition”, in Eva Kancik Kirschbaum und Anita Traninger (Herausgegeben von), Wissen in Bewegung: Institution- Iteration – Transfer, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015, pp. 29-47.

     

    2016

     

    • Dhruv Raina, “Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge: The Genealogy of a Metaconcept”, in Sarah Hodges and Mohan Rao (Eds.), Public Wealth and Private Health: Stem Cells, Surrogates and Other Strategic Bodies, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2016, pp 252-268.
    • Dhruv Raina, `After Exceptionalism and Heritage: Thinking through the Multiple Histories of Knowledge’ in Sonja Brentjes and Taner Edis and Lutz Richter- Bernurg (eds.), 1001 Distortions: How (Not) to Narrate the History of Science, Medicine and Technology in Non-Western Cultures, Bibliotheca Academica: Ergon Verlag, 2016, pp. 25-38.
    • Anirban Chakraborti, Dhruv Raina, Kiran Sharma, `Can an interdisciplinary field contribute to one of the parent disciplines from which it emerged’, Phys. J. Special Topics, 225, 3127-3135, 2016.

    2017

     

    • Dhruv Raina, `Engineering Science and the Indian Institutes of Technology: Reframing the Context of the Cold War and Science’ (1950-1970), Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017, 14 (1), 1-22.
    • Dhruv Raina, `The Phased Institutionalization of Mathematics Education and Research in Late Colonial India (1850-1950)’, Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Sciences, 66, 176, 2016, pp. 225-241.
    • Dhruv Raina, `The Needham-Hora Controversy: Disagreements over the Chronology and Approach to the History of Science’, in Salma Ahmed Farooqui (Ed.), Histories, Regions and Nodes: Essays for Rattan Lal Hangloo, Primus Books, 2017, pp. 40-52.

     

    WEBCASTS

     

    • Institutions and the Transfer of Knowledge, MPIWG, Berlin, 9th July 2012

    https://intern.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/global-transfer-of-knowledge/session4

    • Contemporary History of Science:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U54NTynvymE

    • Thinking Transregionale Studies, 18th October, Berlin, 2013

    http://trafo.hypotheses.org/

    • SynTalk: #(The Ways of Knowing)

    https://soundcloud.com/syntalk/twok-the-ways-of-knowing-syntalk

    Mumbai , 18th October 2014

    • Syntalk: #TDAL (The Darkness Around Light)

    https://syntalk.wordpress.com/episodes/turn-three/tdal/

    Mumbai, 24th November, 2017

     

     

    RESEARCH REPORTS

     

    • Dhruv Raina, “Health Status in Karanataka”, KSCST Workshop on Rural Health Care, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, March 1982.
    • Dhruv Raina, “White Paper” on KSCSTs SPP Programme, 1982
    • K.N. Reddy, S. Rajagopalan, Dhruv Raina, “The Functions of National and State Level Science and Technology Bodies ‑Some Suggestions”, Second Workshop of State Councils for Science and Technology, Trivandrum, April 1983.
    • Dhruv Raina, “From Derivation to Postulation: A Preliminary Investigation on the Structural Inversion in Physics”, ICPR ‑ NISTADS Report, 1986.
    • Dhruv Raina, Gauhar Raza, Bharvi Dutt, Surjeet Singh, “The Social Context of Scientific Attitudes: Representations of Science at a Congregation of religious Pilgrims in Northern India (Allahabad Kumbh Mela,  1989)”, NISTADS mimeograph
    • Dhruv Raina, T.V.Venkateswaran, Rammi Kapoor, “International Catalog of Sources for History of Physical and Applied Sciences: From Indian Research Institutes, Foundations and Universities”,  NISTADS REPORT – HPSS/ 940131, 1994.
    • Surinder Jodhka and Dhruv Raina, Learning Abroad: CSFP and Higher Education in India, Study Undertaken as part of Writing the History of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Programme, 2007.
    • Dhruv Raina, Purabi Pattanayak and Vungliankm Valte, A Study in the Social-epistemology of `Science and Society’ in Indian Universities and Technical Institutes’, Centre for Studies in Culture and Society, Bangalore, 2009.

     

    TRANSLATIONS

     

    Papers and articles have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Hindi and Serbo-Croat.

     

    NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS:

     

    Newspaper articles and book reviews:

    • Newspapers: The Hindu, The Economic Times, Deccan Herald.
    • Journals: Current  Literature of Science of Science, Current Science, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Science as Culture,  Seminar,  Social Epistemology.
    • Magazines: Down to Earth, The Book Review.
      • TEACHING
      • Courses
      • Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Philosophy of science in the Research Methodology I –(M.Phil level course).
    • Hermeneutics and Constructivism in Applied Research Methods. – (M.Phil. course)
    • Institutionalization of the Scientific Research and Education System in India in the History of Education I– (M.Phil level course)
    • Social History and Sociology of Knowledge in the History of Education II course – (M.Phil. level course)
    • Changing Conceptions of the University (M.Phil level course)
    • Social Theory of Science – M.A course offered to final semester students at the School of Social Sciences.
      • Heidelberg University
    • Theories of the Transmission of Scientific Knowledge
    • Philosophical Encounters: East and West.