Beastly Encounters of the Raj: Livelihoods, Livestock and Veterinary Health in North India, 1790-1920 (Studies in Imperialism)
Saurabh Mishra (Author)
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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. -- . Illustrations, black & white
About the Author
Saurabh Mishra is Lecturer in History at the University of Sheffield -- .
- Contributor: Saurabh Mishra
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9780719089725
- Number of Pages: 184
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 2015-03-01
- Series: Studies in Imperialism
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Saurabh Mishra is Lecturer in History at the University of Sheffield -- .
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