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The Second World War was a crucial phase in the history of both imperialism and the development of science and technology. A preliminary survey of the developments in the first half of the 20th century in India projects, in war and imperialism, the two factors that most influenced the progress of science in the country. From this point of view, it is worthwhile to follow the developments in India, a classic colony, to find out how Britain used science in her imperial interest in the conditions of war there; and no war can illustrate this better than the Second World War. Reconstruction during the Second World War was an important factor that influenced the development of science in India.

Keywords: imperialism; India; science; Second World War

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