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Towards Organizing Science

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The indirect and unplanned approach of the government towards science and technology until the Second World War had hindered the growth of an all-India central organization and formulation of a long- term policy in the matter. This was more so especially in the period between the exit of Lord Curzon from India and the outbreak of the Second World War, after which conditions changed dramatically. Initially, this happened on account of the immediate exigencies of the war; but later, concern for peace and reconstruction demanded official initiative in a wider and long-term perspective. Thus, by the time the hostilities came to an end, a centralized organizational set-up on an all-India basis had come into being and the authorities had started following a consciously planned policy in the matter.

Keywords: India; science; Second World War



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