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

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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean with " Indian Physics" ? The term "physics" in the modern sense started to be used in Europe in 19th Century. $\endgroup$ – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Mar 22 '18 at 15:24
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    $\begingroup$ Not to refute alleged trends with anecdotes, but; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyendra_Nath_Bose en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subrahmanyan_Chandrasekhar $\endgroup$ – J.G. Mar 22 '18 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ I am somewhat baffled by the premise, insofar as there have been many (very good) Indian physicists in the 20th century, etc. $\endgroup$ – paul garrett Mar 22 '18 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – Conifold Mar 22 '18 at 17:53
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    $\begingroup$ 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? $\endgroup$ – Alexandre Eremenko Mar 23 '18 at 2:15

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