Memoranda for Submission to the Chief Ministers of the Two Telugu States.


These are not sciences


Dt:  10/6/22

These are not sciences

Dr T.H. Chowdary*


Science specifies the composition of matter (like electrons, protons, atoms , molecules, compounds…) and tis  properties. For example: the formula H2O for water does not  change with time or  with the  author who writes about.

2. But it is  entirely different about society or politic or history.  Communist/Marxist historians write that Islamic invaders of India were motivated by loot of the  fabulous treasures in temples and  since loot was resisted, the temples were along with resisters  destroyed.  Nationalist historians write that temple destruction and conversion of Hindus was the  creed and mission of Islamic  invasions, besides establishing their rue by conquest  . Histories  are revised and  even re-written to be  in accordance with  the ideology and purposes of  those in power.  Shivaji was noble and hero according to some and a brigand according to  some Dr. Ambedkar is eulogized now but was ignored an d even  disparaged  during his life time.  Similarly  political ideologies like Nazism, fascism  and communism were  noble once and now they are ignoble. George Orwell  wrote, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."

3. While true science is time and  regime  independent, narrations about  social and  political events and  orders  are time and  author -variant.  They are not truths  which are invariant and don’t depend upon who are the  rulers or writers at the helm of governments or socially, political, financially dominant. Subjects and  departments   and  studies described as social  science, political science, cultural  science, economic sciences are not science.  They are better called Departments  Schools/ Centers for Studies in Politics, Society, Economics  etc.  There can be no science in these  subjects. (256 words)