Beasts of Burden: Animals and Laboratory Research in Colonial India

Chakrabarti, Pratik (2010) Beasts of Burden: Animals and Laboratory Research in Colonial India. History of Science, 48 (2). pp. 125-152. ISSN 0073-2753 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The article discusses animals and laboratory research in colonial India. The focus of the article is how India managed to procure the vast numbers of animals it needed to conduct animal experimentation in Indian laboratories. The author presents the use of animal experimentation from the perspective of India's social history of colonialism arguing that is necessary to view animal experimentation in Indian laboratories within the context of Indian animals being subjects and resources of Great Britain. Topics include how the use of animals in Indian laboratories was shaped by Victorian moralities and Hindu animal sensibilities, the transformation of the animal body into a scientific object, and the importance of animals as part of colonialism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Faculties > Humanities > School of History > Centre for the History of the Sciences
Faculties > Humanities > School of History > Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities
Depositing User: Pratik Chakrabarti
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2010 18:45
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 11:23
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23927 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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