Brahmins as scientists and science as Brahmins’ calling: Caste in an Indian scientific research institute

@article{Thomas2020BrahminsAS,
  title={Brahmins as scientists and science as Brahmins’ calling: Caste in an Indian scientific research institute},
  author={R. Thomas},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={29},
  pages={306 - 318}
}
  • R. Thomas
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Public Understanding of Science
  • The domination of Brahmin and the upper caste scientists have given a Brahmanical identity to science in India. They have been perceived to be the natural inheritors of scientific practice, an assertion reaffirmed by scientists and researchers during my fieldwork in Bangalore, India. Furthermore, merit and passion for doing science was reinscribed and calibrated to denote the alleged castelessness and objectivity of science, obfuscating the deep hierarchies of caste in the practice of science… CONTINUE READING
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