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Author Bassett, Ross Knox, 1959-

Title The technological Indian / Ross Bassett
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, [2016]
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Indian Discovery of America; Poona, the Mahratta, and the World; Rising America, Declining England; The Internationalization of the World; India in the Technological World; Creating Bourgeois Indians; The Movement for Industrialization in Poona; MIT and Technical Education in Two Lands; Keshav Bhat; A Memorial to the Queen; Chapter 2. American-Made Swadeshi; The Global Indian Entrepreneur: J.N. Tata; Small-Scale Industrialization in Western India; Indian Students in America; Asia's Mixed Welcome from America
Brahm Prakash, Atomic Energy, and RocketryDarshan Bhatia, Government-Sponsored Research, and Coca-Cola; Chapter 8. Business Families and MIT; Business Families in India before 1947; S.L. Kirloskar; G.D. Birla and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science; Aditya Birla; Other Business Families; Chapter 9. The Roots of IT India; The Computer at MIT; The Computer in India; The Tata Computer Centre; Anti-Automation; TCS 2.0; Lalit Kanodia and Datamatics; Patni Computer and the Road to Infosys; Chapter 10. From India to Silicon Valley; A New MIT; Paths in America; Reconnecting to India
Chapter 3. Gandhi's IndustryThe Divergence of Parallel Lives; Gandhi as Engineer; The Charkha and Gandhi's Industrious Indian; Chapter 4. From Gujarat to Cambridge; T.M. Shah's Letters Home; Bhavnagar and MIT; The Mahatma and the Engineer; Chapter 5. Engineering a Colonial State; Pandya's Progress; The Travails of T.M. Shah; Chapter 6. Tryst with America, Tryst with MIT; Big Plans, Small Steps; A.V. Hill and the Idea of an Indian MIT (Again); America's Ambivalence toward India; Chapter 7. High Priests of Nehru's India; Private Enterprise and the Developmental State
The Indian EntrepreneurConclusion; MIT and the Mahatma; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Foreign students.
Technology transfer -- India -- History.
India -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674088980 (electronic bk.)
9780674088986 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
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