Book ID: CBB821194883

The Frontier in British India: Space, Science, and Power in the Nineteenth Century (2021)

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Simpson, Thomas (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 350
Language: English

Thomas Simpson provides an innovative account of how distinctive forms of colonial power and knowledge developed at the territorial fringes of colonial India during the nineteenth century. Through critical interventions in a wide range of theoretical and historiographical fields, he speaks to historians of empire and science, anthropologists, and geographers alike. The Frontier in British India provides the first connected and comparative analysis of frontiers in northwest and northeast India and draws on visual and written materials from an array of archives across the subcontinent and the UK. Colonial interventions in frontier spaces and populations were, it shows, enormously destructive but also prone to confusion and failure on their own terms. British frontier administrators did not merely suffer 'turbulent' frontiers, but actively worked to generate and uphold these regions as spaces of governmental and scientific exception. Accordingly, India's frontiers became crucial spaces of imperial practice and imagination throughout the nineteenth century.

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Authors & Contributors
Witz, Anne
Hoffenberg, Peter H.
Basu, Amit Ranjan
Lang, Seán
Axelby, Richard
Irving, Sarah
Journals
Indian Journal of History of Science
Social History of Medicine
Archives of Natural History
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Women's History Review
Iranian Studies
Publishers
University of California Press
Pickering & Chatto
Palgrave Macmillan
Cornell University Press
Duke University Press
University of Pennsylvania
Concepts
Great Britain, colonies
Colonialism
Science and society
Medicine
Imperialism
Women in medicine
People
Howard, Albert, Sir
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
17th century
18th century
Modern
Places
India
Great Britain
Australia
Bengal (India)
Calcutta (India)
Persia (Iran)
Institutions
Botanic Garden (Calcutta, India)
Royal Society of London
East India Company (English)
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