Natural history in India during the 18th and 19th centuries

  title={Natural history in India during the 18th and 19th centuries},
  author={Rajesh Kochhar},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  • R. Kochhar
  • Published 4 April 2013
  • History
  • Journal of Biosciences
European access to India was multi-dimensional: The merchant-rulers were keen to identify commodities that could be profitably exported to Europe, cultivate commercial plants in India that grew outside their possessions, and find substitutes for drugs and simples that were obtained from the Americas. The ever-increasing scientific community in Europe was excited about the opportunities that the vast landmass of India offered in natural history studies. On their part, the Christianity… 
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