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The Return of Vaman - A Scientific Novel (Science and Fiction)

The Return of Vaman A Scientific Novel Science and Fiction This collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world famous Indian astrophysicist s vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories The fic

  • Title: The Return of Vaman - A Scientific Novel (Science and Fiction)
  • Author: Jayant V. Narlikar
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  • Page: 168
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  • This collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world famous Indian astrophysicist s vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories.The fictional material comprises a witty short story The rare idol of Ganesha that cleverly explores the possible consequences of a mirror symmetric individual in the context ofThis collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world famous Indian astrophysicist s vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories.The fictional material comprises a witty short story The rare idol of Ganesha that cleverly explores the possible consequences of a mirror symmetric individual in the context of cricket test match performances, as well as the fast paced, gripping science fiction thriller The return of Vaman when an alien container is unearthed by a crew of scientists, the enormous potential technological applications of its contents bring various criminal elements on the scene but when the real danger becomes apparent it is almost too late to save humanity.Last but not least, the book provides readers with extensive insights into the genesis and scientific background of the fictional material presented in this volume, along with an autobiographical account of the author s life long interest in science fiction and his contributions to the genre.About the author Jayant V Narlikar is internationally known for his work in cosmology, in particular for championing models alternative to the standard big bang theory He was president of the cosmology commission of the International Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997 He has received several national and international awards and honorary doctorates he is a Bhatnagar awardee, as well as recipient of the M.P Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London He is Fellow of the three Indian national science academies as well as of the Third World Academy of Sciences Well beyond his scientific research, Prof Narlikar is widely known as a science communicator through his books, articles and radio TV programs and he was honored by the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award.He made his debut in science fiction writing in 1974, by winning the top prize in the story writing competition organized by the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a non governmental organization engaged in science popularization.

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    1. Jayant V. Narlikar

      Dr Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an Indian cosmologist Narlikar is a proponent of the steady state cosmology He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, commonly known as Hoyle Narlikar theory.Besides scientific papers and books and popular science literature, Narlikar has written science fiction, novels, and short stories in English, Hindi, and Marathi.

    508 Comments

    1. Easily one of the best science-fiction novels to come out of India. Which is not saying much.I read this in school (which was well over a decade back), and was really inspired to try my own hand at sci-fi. That did not work out well, but the story that inspired that endeavor has stayed with me since then. I didn't even know when I read the book who Naralikar was, but over the years as I have become more familiar with his work as one of India's best known astrophysicists, it has only added to the [...]


    2. One of my favourite Jayant Narlikar novels. A good story. It could have been longer, but is a great fast paced read nevertheless.


    3. Apart from main content this book written in 80s tell us about the economic landscape of our country at that point- such as monopoly of govt owned air india in indian skies and beurocratic hassles in every spheres including those for the scientists.


    4. One time read, first few pages captures ur attention, but after page 60, u feel a bit down, climax looks like a plot in the hindi movie


    5. This book discusses a serious scientific concern about Artificial Intelligence. Though the plot was good, the narrative style was not so brilliant.


    6. Nice book with nice concepts.Just one thing the Title of book will tell u all the content of bookBut still writer give u all the thrill experience with sci fi concept



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