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    Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India (New Cambridge History of India) (Paperback) By (author) David Arnold, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards

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    DescriptionInterest in the science, technology and medicine of India under British rule has grown in recent years and has played an ever-increasing part in the reinterpretation of modern South Asian history. Spanning the period from the establishment of East India Company rule through to Independence, David Arnold's wide-ranging and analytical survey demonstrates the importance of examining the role of science, technology and medicine in conjunction with the development of the British engagement in India and in the formation of Indian responses to western intervention. One of the first works to analyse the colonial era as a whole from the perspective of science, the book investigates the relationship between Indian and western science, the nature of science, technology and medicine under the Company, the creation of state-scientific services, 'imperial science' and the rise of an Indian scientific community, the impact of scientific and medical research and the dilemmas of nationalist science.


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    Title
    Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Arnold, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 370 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521617185
    ISBN 10: 0521617189
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Abridged Dewey: 150
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 509.54
    DC22: 509.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS436 .N47X 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    Thema V1.0: PDX
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus. 3 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '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 Education 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
    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.