Sunday, 15 May 2016

Physics in Russian in India

When USSR fell, and everybody knows it was very strong in the field of physics, its physics books were sold out very cheap (I wonder, why? I strongly question this part of the story). India bought them in bulks. Since they were so good, Indian engineers learned physics in Russian. A common phrase would be: "Have you also read [name of that famous physics book]?"

So says my friend's Indian friend.

And I say: this can only be true for older generations; if true at all, all of those books will have been translated by now. And I have an Indian engineer friend who knows physics, but not a word of Russian.

A story to come back to. 

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