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Deepak Kumar Papers

Deepak Kumar Papers

Prof. Deepak Kumar (born 1952) is a renowned science historian and academic. He has researched and published on the histories of science, technology, environment and medicine (HISTEM) in the context of modern India for more than four decades. He served as a Lecturer in the Department of History, Kurukshetra University, 1976-1983, Scientist, History and Philosophy of Science Division, NISTADS, 1983-1997, and Associate Professor & Professor, Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1988-2016. In 1997, he founded an International Commission on Science an Empire and was its President till 2001.

His publications include Science and Empire: Essays in Indian Context (1992), Science and the Raj (1995), Technology and the Raj: Western and Technical Transfers to India (ed.1995), Disease and Medicine in India: A Historical Overview (2001), and The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self and Society in Contemporary India (2015). He has also contributed several articles on history of science in India in leading journals of social sciences.

About the Collection: The papers of Deepak Kumar consist of soft copies of the source material collected by him from various national and international research centres and archives for his research on medicine, public health, and medical history of India and for the books published by him.

Donor: Deepak Kumar
Acquisition: 2017