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The beginnings of Indian nuclear policies



Details zur Publikation
Autor(inn)en:
Bieber, H.
Publikationsjahr:
2005
Zeitschrift:
Geschichte und Gesellschaft
Seitenbereich:
373+
Jahrgang/Band:
31
Erste Seite:
373
Letzte Seite:
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ISSN:
0340-613X

Zusammenfassung, Abstract
India started its nuclear science programs even before WW 11, and from the 1940s through the 1960s, it vigorously pursued research in nuclear technology, with a clear focus on civilian use in power plants. This article sketches the beginnings of Indian nuclear policies in the development of science, in the founding of nuclear research institutions, and in the close cooperation between scientists such as physicist Homi J. Bhabha and political leaders of the newly independent nation, especially Nehru. Indian engagement in nuclear technology was conceived as a step towards modernization, with the colonial experience as a major driving force behind it. Decisions in technology and national security, the article argues, often were less rooted in considerations of economic or energy policy, but rather in cultural motives of self-reliance and self-esteem.


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