Article ID: CBB001320181

Gender, Race and Science in Twentieth-Century India: E. K. Janaki Ammal and the History of Science (2013)


The article discusses the role of Indian woman scholar E. K. Janaki Ammal in the historiography of environmental history studies in India. She was a professor of botany as well as a geneticist at University Botany Laboratory in Madras, India and was notable as being a women scientist invited to participate at the 1955 conference resulting in the book of the same name "Man's role in changing the face of the earth," edited by W. L. Thomas. Subjects considered include gendered history, twentieth-century history of science, and the impact of colonialism and post-colonialism on intellectual history. The relationship between Ammal and her mentor English biologist C. D. Darlington is explored.

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Authors & Contributors
Harman, Oren
Bhattacharya, Tithi
Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda
Beatriz C. Clewell
Sagal, Anna Katerina
Bernice Anderson
Science and Education
Journal of the History of Biology
Journal of Literature and Science
History of Science
Feministische Studien
Bold Type Books
Center for Women Policy Studies
University of Virginia Press
University of Chicago Press
UBC Press
Oxford University Press
Science and gender
Women in science
Science and race
Darlington, Cyril Dean
Vries, Hugo Marie de
Goldschmidt, Richard Benedict
Winkelmann, Maria Margaretha
Weismann, August
Marcet, Jane
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
21st century
20th century, late
Mato Grosso (Brazil)
United States
Latin America

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