Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India

Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India

by David Arnold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521563194

ISBN-13: 9780521563192

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Interest in the science, technology and medicine of India under British rule has increased in recent years and has played an important part in the reinterpretation of modern South Asian history. David Arnold's wide-ranging analysis combines a discussion of all three fields across the entire colonial period—from the 1860s through to Independence—offering

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Interest in the science, technology and medicine of India under British rule has increased in recent years and has played an important part in the reinterpretation of modern South Asian history. David Arnold's wide-ranging analysis combines a discussion of all three fields across the entire colonial period—from the 1860s through to Independence—offering both a survey of recent scholarship and an original overview. Arnold assesses the role of science in the making of colonial India and in the fashioning of Indian responses to British rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521563192
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1790L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; General editor's preface; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: science, colonialism and modernity; 2. Science under the East India Company; 3. Western medicine in an Indian environment; 4. Technologies of the steam age; 5. Imperial science and the Indian scientific community; 6. Science, state and nation; Conclusion; Biographical notes; Bibliographical essay; Index.

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