Beastly Encounters of the Raj

Beastly Encounters of the Raj Livelihoods, Livestock and Veterinary Health in North India, 1790-1920 - Studies in Imperialism

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Synopsis

This is the first full-length monograph to examine the history of colonial medicine in India from the perspective of veterinary health. The history of human health in the subcontinent has received a fair amount of attention in the last few decades, but nearly all existing texts have completely ignored the question of animal health. This book will not only fill this gap, but also provide fresh perspectives and insights that might challenge existing arguments. At the same time, this volume is a social history of cattle in India. Keeping the question of livestock at the centre, it explores a range of themes such as famines, agrarian relations, urbanisation, middle-class attitudes, caste formations etc. The overall aim is to integrate medical history with social history in a way that has not often been attempted.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719089725
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 636.089095409034
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: ix, 173
Weight: 462g
Height: 164mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 20mm