Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Beastly encounters of the RajLivelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Saurabh Mishra

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719089725

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719089725.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 05 August 2021

Beasts, murrains, and veterinary health

Beasts, murrains, and veterinary health

(p.36) Chapter Two Beasts, murrains, and veterinary health
Beastly encounters of the Raj

Saurabh Mishra

Manchester University Press

This chapter argues that the colonial state largely adopted a hands-off or non-interventionist policy when it came to the question of health of ‘public cattle’ in India. This was largely because the colonial state was completely preoccupied with areas of military interest such as horse breeding. While studying these themes, the chapter will attempt to partially answer the rhetorical question ‘what is colonial about colonial medicine’, which has been often posed in recent times. The chapter will look at various aspects of veterinary medicine, including areas such as bacteriology, veterinary training, horse breeding, and the work of the Civil Veterinary Department. The overall aim will be to study colonial veterinary policies in detail, and to point out the various ways in which these policies differed from those implemented in case of human health.

Keywords:   Epizootics, rinderpest, veterinary, cattle, disease

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.