Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 February 2019

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199469871

Bookseller Code (06)

The Birth of an Indian Profession

Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900-47

Aparajith Ramnath

  • This book is the first synoptic history of engineers in moden India, charting the development from 1900 to 1947.
  • Fills a gap in the historiography of science and technology in India by focusing on the period leading up to Independence
  • Based on archival material that has been little used in the past. Focusses on understanding the relationship between science and colonialism
  • Describes the quotidian lives of engineers while also analyzing their profession as a whole.