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Modernizing Goods

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the technology transfer from the West to colonial India, and describes how and when everyday technologies or commodities came to India. It first discusses how sewing machines ... More


Swadeshi Machines

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0043
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the concept of swadeshi, and its role in the dissemination and appropriation of everyday technology. It also describes the origins and progress of the swadeshi movement, and ... More


Introduction: Microbe History

Victoria Lee

in The Arts of the Microbial World: Fermentation Science in Twentieth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226812748
eISBN:
9780226812885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812885.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the twentieth century, in traditional brewing houses as well as in the food, fine chemical, and pharmaceutical industries across Japan, scientists and skilled workers came to study microbial life ... More


Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Projit Bihari Mukharji

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226381794
eISBN:
9780226381824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226381824.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book explores the therapeutic change that transformed precolonial Kobiraji medicine into modern Ayurveda in the period between 1870 and 1930 in Bengal. The therapeutic change, the book argues, ... More


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