Rediscovering Indian technology
The theme of the 16th Delhi Book Fair is India's contribution to science and technology. To amply highlight the theme, a separate pavilion showcases India's ample and varied contribution to science and technology over the ages.india Updated: Feb 12, 2004 23:03 IST
|A statue of a bronze Chola Nataraj, one of the finest examples of Indian metallurgy dating to ca 900 AD.|
The theme of the 16th Delhi Book fair is India's Contribution to World Civilisation in the Field of Science and Technology.
To amply highlight the theme, aseparate theme pavilion showcases India's ample and varied contribution to science and technology over the ages.
Symposia, books on the subject, visual aids and multi-media presentations are the various ways in which the theme reaches out to the people.
From the concept of shunya or zero, to the enumeration of the 'Arabic' numerals, India has a rich legacy of scientific and technical achievements, some of which were crucial in way human civilization the world over developed.
Not just have great works of literature been composed over the ages in this land, the contribution in fields like mathematics, astronomy, medicine, surgery, metallurgy, physics and chemistry have also been of great importance. Over the ages, research in these has gone on despite the numerous challenges faced by them, most unrecognized, many nameless. Today the work of these scientists of yore has stirred the imagination of the people, including contemporary scientists.
Institutions like National Science Centre, Indira Gandhi Centre for National Arts, Nehru Planetarium, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, NISTADS, NISCAIR are showcasing various aspects of Indian science and technology.