BiographyAniruddha (or Ani as he likes to be called) grew up in India. He attended Saint Xavier's College, Mumbai, from where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He then attended a year of graduate student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He moved to the United States in 2003. He received a Master of Arts from Northeastern University, Boston, in History, and then a Master of Arts from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, also in History. He earned his Doctorate from Boston College in 2013.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
African History, Early Modern India, Gandhi Studies, History of Fashion, Indian Ocean History, Islam and the Modern Middle East, Labor History, Modern and Early Modern Asia, Modern and Early Modern East Asia, Modern and Early Modern World, Modern South Asia, Religious Conflict and Accommodation in South Asia, Urban History.
Ani has a passion for travel and Indian cuisine.
Published: Feb 16, 2007 by History Compass
Authors: Aniruddha Bose
Subjects: History, Asian Studies
This article argues that science and technology were thriving in eighteenth-century India. The establishment of colonial rule however, ended the indigenous traditions of elite support disrupting the positive environment in which innovations had been occurring. These observations challenge assumptions held by many historians that relative to India, Europe grew rich in the nineteenth century because science and technology flourished in Europe alone.