"STS studies in India have found their impetus and site in social movements rather than in the academe and science policy centres. Our official scientists were eloquent about our nuclear power and our need for greater investment in science. But it is the movements that have provided the great critiques of science. STS in an academic sense has been the case of a missing discipline that democracy in India urgently needs but cannot access."
Visvanathan, Shiv. 2001. "Democracy, Governance and Science: Strange Case of the Missing Discipline", Economic and Political Weekly September 29 , pp. 3684-88.