SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

A woman in science: E.K. Janakiammal and the history of science in twentieth century India

Dr Vinita Damodaran (Sussex)

Date: 10 December 2013Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 10 December 2013Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B104

Type of Event: Seminar

Gender, race and science in twentieth century India: The paper looks at the neglected history of an Indian woman scientist, E.K. Janakiammal against the backdrop of debates on the history of colonial science. It also focuses on networks of science at the turn of Indian independence and the foundations of scientific institutions of independent India.

Organiser: Dr Roy Fischel and Dr Shabnum Tejani