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Evolution, race and public spheres in India : vernacular concepts and sciences (1860-1930)

Author: Luzia Savary
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge studies in South Asian history.
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Savary, Luzia.
Evolution, race and public spheres in India.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018059942
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luzia Savary
ISBN: 9781351010078 1351010077 9781351010054 1351010050 9781351010061 1351010069 9781351010085 1351010085
OCLC Number: 1090813022
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: <P>Introduction </P><B><P>Part I</P></B><I><P>From Beasts and Demons to Inferior Races? Civilization and the Shifting Ideas on Human Difference in the Hindi and Urdu Public Spheres </P></I><P>Chapter 1 --
The Civilized and the Uncivilized: Dividing the World in the Late Nineteenth Century</P><P>Chapter 2 --
Hindi Literati's Savage Others? The "Showcasing of the Wild" and the Permanence of the Civilizing Mission</P><P>Chapter 3 --
"Struggle for Existence" and Eugenics: A Comparison Between Hindi and Urdu</P><P>Chapter 4 --
The Nature-Nurture Debate on Caste</P><B><P></P><P>Part II</P></B><P><EM>Hindi and Urdu Advisory Literature on Reproduction: The Cases of </EM>Santati-Śāstra <EM>and </EM>kokaśāstra</P><P>Chapter 5 --
"Mental Force" or Selective Breeding? Comparing Two Para-Eugenic Rationalities</P><P>Chapter 6 --
"Selecting the Best Flowers from the World's Gardens of Knowledge": Vernacularization and Scientific Referencing</P><P>Chapter 7 --
Between "Artificial Contraceptives" and <I>Brahmacārya</I>. Ambivalent Attitudes To Birth Control in the Hindi Public Sphere</P><B><P></P></B><P>Conclusion </P>
Series Title: Routledge studies in South Asian history.
Responsibility: Luzia Savary.

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Introduction

Part I

From Beasts and Demons to Inferior Races? Civilization and the Shifting Ideas on Human Difference in the Hindi and Urdu Public Spheres

Chapter 1 -- The Civilized and the Uncivilized: Dividing the World in the Late Nineteenth Century

Chapter 2 -- Hindi Literati's Savage Others? The "Showcasing of the Wild" and the Permanence of the Civilizing Mission

Chapter 3 -- "Struggle for Existence" and Eugenics: A Comparison Between Hindi and Urdu

Chapter 4 -- The Nature-Nurture Debate on Caste

Part II

Hindi and Urdu Advisory Literature on Reproduction: The Cases of Santati-Śāstra and kokaśāstra

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Chapter 6 -- "Selecting the Best Flowers from the World's Gardens of Knowledge": Vernacularization and Scientific Referencing

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