Varadaraja V. Raman

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V. V. Raman’s magnum opus. In ten succinct chapters, he traces the development of Indian religion and philosophy from its distant origins to its most recent evolutions in an age of science. Comprehensive, scholarly, and eminently readable.
In recent decades, the number of scientifically informed investigators exploring the legacy of India's scientific thought has been steadily growing, both within India and beyond.
Whereas religious answers to fundamental origin questions vary from place to place, the answers given by science vary from time to time.
2004–2005: Indic Visions in an Age of Science

Varadaraja V. Raman has taught in a number of institutions, including the Saha Institute for Nuclear Physics, the Universite d'Alger, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is now an emeritus professor of physics and humanities. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Calcutta and did his doctoral work on the foundations of quantum mechanics at the University of Paris, where he worked under Louis de Broglie. He was associated with UNESCO as an educational expert, and he has devoted several years to the study and elucidation of Hindu culture and religion. He is an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of Hinduism Project, and he has authored scores of papers on the historical, social, and philosophical aspects of physics/science and India's heritage, as well as eight books, including Scientific Perspectives, Glimpses of Ancient Science and Scientists, Nuggets from the Gita, and Varieties of Science History.

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