Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

208 Pages | 3 Illustrations, black & white

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719089725

Bookseller Code (06)

Beastly encounters of the Raj

Livelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920

Saurabh Mishra

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • This is the first full-length monograph on veterinary history in the colonial context. Most assessments of public health in the colonies have, till now, been made solely on the basis of studies of human health and medicine
  • Successfully integrates both social history and the history of medicine in its narrative
  • Explores a range of themes such as the formation of caste identities, famines, epizootics, bacteriology, agrarian relations, and urbanization
  • Takes a long-term view of colonial ideologies and policies, and explores the response of various classes to them