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Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Raina, Dhruv

New Delhi | India


Dhruv Raina is Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

He studied physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and received his PhD in the philosophy of science from Göteborg University. His research has focused on the politics and cultures of scientific knowledge in South Asia, as well as the history and historiography of mathematics. He has co-edited Situating the History of Science (1999) and Social History of Sciences in Colonial  India (2007), Science between Europe and Asia (2010). He is the author of Images and Contexts (2003) and co-authored Domesticating Modern Science (2004). Needham’s Indian Network (2015) focused on the historiography of science in South Asia and the attempts towards institutionalizing the history of science in the region. His more recent work addresses the contemporary concerns of the emergence of inter- and transdisciplinarity, with a special focus on fields across the natural and social sciences. Among the many positions held, he has been a Fellow of the Institute of  Advanced Study, Berlin; the first incumbent of the Heinrich Zimmer Professorship of Intellectual History and Indian Philosophy at Heidelberg University and Visiting Faculty at several Universities in India and abroadIn 2018 he was Elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy.