ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Engineering Turn

The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900–47 by Aparajith Ramnath, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp xvi + 267, 895.

 

The ideal Engineer for India is a man who will take £1000 a year as his average income for life, and insist that all under him shall be content with their wages; who can build anything from a Tanjore tank as big as the lake of Lucerne to a cloacae for the last new stockade: who will regard an offer of a commission from sub-contractors as a deadly insult; who can keep accounts like a bank clerk…

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Updated On : 22nd Jun, 2018

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