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People s Science and Development Theory

"People's Science" and Development Theory Krishna Kumar ADORATION of Science, and 'fear of science' are the two responses to scientific and technological development prevalent in today's intellectual climate in India. Undoubtedly, I have risked enormous simplification in summarising so drastically the two sides of a heated, keenly participated de- bate.1 I would not like to resolve the debate even it it were possible to do so, for, as I will show, this ongoing debate is serving a purpose which neither science nor fear" of it could achieve without help from the other. My aim is to clarify some of the issues involved by examining people's science' in terms of development theory.

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