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Animal labor and colonial warfare

Animal labor and colonial warfare

Author: James Louis Hevia
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Until well into the twentieth century, pack animals were the primary mode of transport for supplying armies in the field. The British Indian Army was no exception. In the late nineteenth century, for example, it forcibly pressed into service thousands of camels of the Indus River basin to move supplies into and out of contested areas--a system that wreaked havoc on the delicately balanced multispecies environment of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hevia, James Louis, 1947-
Animal labor and colonial warfare.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017054498
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Louis Hevia
ISBN: 9780226562315 022656231X
OCLC Number: 1044734211
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue to part 1: Warfare and logistics in Saharasia --
"Slayer of camels": the Second Afghan War and pack animal "wastage" --
The browsing camel and the edible "wasteland": the north-west frontier of British India and the Punjab environment --
Jackasses for India: transport reform and the global traffic in mules --
Veterinary science and the partial rehabilitation of the camel --
Frontier warfare and the persistence of impressment --
Prologue to part 2: Colonial transformations --
Indian army reform and the creation of a permanent transport establishment --
Animal management, canal colonization, and the ecological transformation of the Punjab --
Surra and the emergence of tropical veterinary medicine in colonial India --
The Great War and its aftermath --
Colonial legacies: the state, water, Surra, and camels.
Responsibility: James L. Hevia.
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Hevia shows what a big role animal labor played in the colonial project around the world, with a particular focus on India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.  Read more...


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