Robert S. Anderson
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (June 30, 2010)
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In 1974 India joined the elite roster of nuclear global powers whilst it exploded its first nuclear bomb. however the technological growth that facilitated that feat was once set in movement many a long time ahead of, as India sought either independence from the British and admire from the bigger global. Over the process the 20 th century, India metamorphosed from a marginal position to a significant hub of technological and medical innovation. it's this story of transformation that Robert S. Anderson recounts in Nucleus and Nation.Tracing the lengthy institutional and person arrangements for India’s first nuclear try and its results, Anderson starts off with the careers of India’s well known scientists—Meghnad Saha, Shanti Bhatnagar, Homi Bhabha, and their buyer Jawaharlal Nehru—in the 1st half the 20th century prior to concentrating on the evolution of the big and intricate clinical community—especially Vikram Sarabhi—in the later a part of the period. by way of contextualizing Indian debates over nuclear strength in the higher dialog approximately modernization and industrialization, Anderson hones in at the thorny factor of the mixing of technological know-how into the framework and self-reliant beliefs of Indian nationalism. during this method, Nucleus and country is greater than a heritage of nuclear technological know-how and engineering and the Indian Atomic strength fee; it's a detailed point of view at the background of Indian nationhood and the politics of its clinical neighborhood.