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Beastly encounters of the Raj : livelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920

Author: Saurabh Mishra
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series: Studies in imperialism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians of medicine have often focused exclusively on medical developments and ignored larger social realities. This book challenges such partial approaches and seeks to integrate medical issues within a larger narrative of social change. It explores both the social history of livestock and veterinary history in South Asia, and integrates both of them seamlessly within its narrative.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)899702657
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Saurabh Mishra
ISBN: 9781781708330 1781708339
OCLC Number: 942680357
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Contents: IntroductionPart IVeterinary Health and the Colonial State1. Horse Breeding and the Ideologies of the Early Colonial State 2. Beasts, Murrains and Veterinary Health3. Ticks, Germs and Bacteriological ResearchPart IICaste, Class and Cattle4. Cattle, Famines and the Colonial State5. Food Adulteration, Public Health and Middle Class Anxieties6. Cattle-Poisoning and the Chamar IdentityConclusionBibliographyIndex -- .
Series Title: Studies in imperialism.
Other Titles: University press scholarship online.
Responsibility: Saurabh Mishra.

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