IndigoPlantations New Publication (2012): Prakash KumarImage of

New Publication (2012): Prakash Kumar

Prakash Kumar’s book Indigo Plantations and Science in Colonial India, 1670–1920 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.

 ”In examining the history of indigo cultivation and agricultural science in India, Kumar lucidly explores the intersection between imperial systems, technological modernity, and global knowledge diasporas. The book combines exemplary research with insightful and challenging theorization about the application and understanding of science in a colonial setting.”

- David Arnold, Emeritus Professor of Asian and Global History, University of Warwick