# What is the reason behind the decline of Indian Physics?

As in what were the main factors, personalities, policies, etc involved in its decline during the $16^{th}$ century to the present day?

• What do you mean with " Indian Physics" ? The term "physics" in the modern sense started to be used in Europe in 19th Century. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Mar 22 '18 at 15:24
• Not to refute alleged trends with anecdotes, but; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyendra_Nath_Bose en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subrahmanyan_Chandrasekhar – J.G. Mar 22 '18 at 15:37
• I am somewhat baffled by the premise, insofar as there have been many (very good) Indian physicists in the 20th century, etc. – paul garrett Mar 22 '18 at 17:28
• I do not know about "decline", but Wikipedia has a dedicated article History of science and technology in the Indian subcontinent with a long reference list to authoritative sources. – Conifold Mar 22 '18 at 17:53
• To speak of decline, it had to stand high first of all at some moment. Can you list any achievements of Indian physics before 16 century? – Alexandre Eremenko Mar 23 '18 at 2:15