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Beastly encounters of the Raj: Livelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920

Saurabh Mishra


This study examines several themes such as public health, caste formation, famines, bacteriology, and the nature of the colonial state. These subjects have been studied while focusing on the central question of cattle within the predominantly agrarian landscape of India. The question of cattle was intimately linked to several areas of inquiry that have received great scholarly attention in the recent past. This includes studies on the nature of the colonial agrarian economy, or on the nature of the medical/public health intervention in colonies like India. Curiously though, despite the great s ... More

Keywords: Veterinary, caste, adulteration, famine, cattle, horse-breeding, bacteriology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089725
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saurabh Mishra, author
University of Sheffield