A Bullock Cart on Nuclear-Powered Wheels: Nuclear Science, Indigeneity and the National Development Narrative in India

@inproceedings{Sarkar2014ABC,
  title={A Bullock Cart on Nuclear-Powered Wheels: Nuclear Science, Indigeneity and the National Development Narrative in India},
  author={Jayita Sarkar},
  year={2014}
}
The Indian atomic energy program has been historically represented by its elites as a significant step towards a science-led national development project that would emancipate the country from its backwardness. While no national nuclear program is indigenous, the discourse of indigeneity runs deep in India. On one hand, the task of national development in the resource-scarce country necessitated scientific projects that made an immediate contribution to the socio-economic upliftment of the… Expand
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