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Rajinder Singh – A Physicist, Teacher and Historian of Science

Hardev Singh Virk


History of Indian Science is a fascinating subject. Rajinder Singh has written biographies of many prominent but lesser-known scientists of Calcutta School of Physics. He is considered as an authority on CV Raman whose life and work became the subject of his D.Sc. thesis in Germany. His monumental work includes how and why Mahatma Gandhi missed the Nobel Peace Prize. He also wrote about Indians who were nominated for Nobel Prize and some others who were invited as nominators. He is the first historian of science to cover a vast range of topics concerning Indian science and scientists. Keywords: History of Science; CV Raman; Calcutta School; Biography; INSA

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