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How Knowledge MovesWriting the Transnational History of Science and Technology$
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John Krige

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226605852

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.001.0001

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Modalities of Modernization

Modalities of Modernization

American Technic in Colonial and Postcolonial India

(p.120) Chapter Four Modalities of Modernization
How Knowledge Moves

Prakash Kumar

University of Chicago Press

This chapter specifies three specific moments in which quintessentially American ideas of modernization made an entry into the terrain marked by colonial improvement and nationalist development in India. Focusing on American tractors, Presbyterian missionaries, and land grant faculty in colonial and post-independence India, the chapter discusses the complex and contested legacy of development and modernization in the colony and the post colony.

Keywords:   colonial, missionaries, land grant, development, modernization, tractors

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