Need holis­tic ap­proach to science

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

This is with re­gard to "Real pride of an­cient In­dian science" (Jan­uary 16-31, 2015). The link­ing of science and cul­ture by po­lit­i­cal par­ties should not be dis­missed as a po­lit­i­cal or Hindu na­tion­al­ist party tac­tic. The is­sue has un­in­ten­tion­ally in­creased peo­ples' aware­ness of the link­ages be­tween the var­i­ous fields of study in an­cient In­dia. The aware­ness that arts and science in an­cient In­dia were in­ter­linked is crit­i­cally needed to­day be­cause science has be­come over-spe­cialised and heav­ily par­ti­tioned. Also, the av­er­age In­dian lacks na­tional pride and self-es­teem be­cause of be­ing

TARIQUE AZIZ / CSE

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