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Climates & constitutions : health, race, environment and British imperialism in India, 1600-1850 /
Mark Harrison.
imprint
Delhi ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, c1999.
description
xii, 263 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0195646576
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imprint
Delhi ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, c1999.
isbn
0195646576
catalogue key
4167965
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The first major study of European attitudes towards India's climate and their bearing on imperial expansion, this book shows how growing fears about racial degeneration led to the abandonment of plans for white colonization. It also considers European strategies for coping with Indian climate and explains the emergence of modern concepts of race.
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Examining European attitudes towards India's climate and their bearing on imperial expansion, this study shows how growing fears about racial degeneration led to the abandonment of plans for white colonisation.
Table of Contents
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Glossary
Introduction: Health, Race, Environment and British Imperialismp. 1
Early Encounters, c.1600-1750p. 25
Conquest and Colonization, 1750-1830p. 58
Climate, Topography, and the Debate Over Colonization, c.1820-1860p. 111
Epidemics and the Ideology of Improvement, 1800-1860p. 153
Epilogue: The Decline and Renaissance of Climatic Determinismp. 204
Conclusionp. 215
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 255
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