Prophets Facing Backward Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India

ISBN-10: 0813533589
ISBN-13: 9780813533582
Edition: 2004
Authors: Meera Nanda
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 11/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Prophets Facing Backward
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Prophets Facing Backward
Betrayal of the Clerks
Hindu Nationalism and "vedic Science"
Reactionary Modernism in India
Legitimation of the Hindu Nationalist Worldview
Philosophical Justification of Vedic Science
Postmodern Critiques of Science
Equality of All "ethnosciences"
Paths to Reactionary Modernism
A Dalit Defense of the Deweyan-Buddhist View of Science
Postmodernism and New Social Movements in India
The Battle for Scientific Temper in India's New Social Movements
The Ecofeminist Critique of the Green Revolution
The "hindu Left, " Agrarian Populism, and the Hindu Right
Prophets Facing Forward
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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