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  • Print publication year: 2000
  • Online publication date: March 2008

Bibliographical essay

This bibliography contains a list of reference articles and books related to the surveys of the history of science, technology and medicine in colonial India and a dearth of interpretative essays. Standard histories of science, technology and medicine written from the perspective of Europe and North America give little coverage to India. Once a largely neglected field for the history of science, the period of Company rule in India has of late produced a number of important studies that have begun substantially to qualify and recontextualise much earlier work. Discussion of the relationship between women and medicine in the colonial period has focused on the contagious diseases Acts. The reconstitution and revival of Hindu science and its relationship with Western medicine have begun to attract some significant scholarly comment. Despite their obvious importance, the science, technology and medicine of the period between the outbreak of the First World War and Indian independence have, as yet, attracted little critical scholarship.
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Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India
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