Article ID: CBB001420229

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
Harrison, Mark
Shibusawa, Naoko
Rajadhyaksha, Ashish
Mitchell, Michele
Miescher, Stephan F.
Charters, Erica
History of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Journal of Asian Studies
Iranian Studies
Indian Journal of History of Science
Oxford University Press
University of Hawai'i Press
University of Chicago Press
Lexington Books
Duke University Press
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Great Britain, colonies
Khan, Karim (of Jhajjar)
Howard, Albert, Sir
Darlington, Cyril Dean
Ammal, Edavaleth Kakkat Janaki
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
17th century
20th century, early
Great Britain
South Asia

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