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Reclaiming Modern Science for Third World Progressive Social Movements

Progressive Social Movements Meera Nanda It is precisely the critical dimension of science movements in India which has been silenced by the new critiques ofscience\ Modern science has been given a middle name 'westen' which casts a long shadow of doubt on its validity and usefulness. There are three basic issues which are basic to the understanding of Indian science 'wars': one, the flawed logic of treating the criteria of validity of all knowledge as internal to the cultural context; two, the location of postcotonial intellectuals in the transnational academic networks that have given epistemotogical anti-imperialism so much respectability, and finally, the necessity of a scientific worldview for the advancement of equality and justice for all.

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