Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India
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BeschreibungInterest 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.
InhaltsverzeichnisList 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.
Pressestimmen'The history of modern India has long needed a series of survey volumes to bring together the fruits of the past twenty-five years' intensive scholarship. This The New Cambridge History of India promises to do.' The Times Literary Supplement ' ... works of substantial scholarship, providing not merely a synthesis of existing material but also original research, insight and in some cases thoughtful new interpretations. They are all compelling reading.' The Times Higher Educational Supplement 'In almost every way (these books) mark a tremendous leap forward. (The New Cambridge History of India) is a detached, post-colonial enterprise and if the volumes which follow preserve the same quality of scholarship and writing then there is a treat in store for all students of sub-continental history. The literary fluency which makes all the volumes an excellent read for lay persons interested in recent Indian history comes, I think, from a deep and intimate knowledge of the subject.' The Guardian
Untertitel: 'New Cambridge History of India'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten