Beastly Encounters of the Raj : Livelihoods, Livestock and Veterinary Health in North India, 1790-1920, Hardback Book

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

Part of the Studies in Imperialism series

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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. -- .

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 184 pages, Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780719089725

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