Profiling the profiloscope: facialization of race technologies and the rise of biometric nationalism in inter-war British India

@article{Mukharji2015ProfilingTP,
  title={Profiling the profiloscope: facialization of race technologies and the rise of biometric nationalism in inter-war British India},
  author={P. Mukharji},
  journal={History and Technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={376 - 396}
}
  • P. Mukharji
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • History and Technology
  • Abstract The history of race and technology in British India has avoided engaging with the way in which this played out amongst nationalists. The history of biometrics too has similarly overlooked the role of anti-colonial nationalists. The history of the now-forgotten profiloscope allows us to address both oversights. But the history of the profiloscope is more than just a history of a technological apparatus. It is also the trace of a forgotten political imaginary, viz. biometric nationalism… CONTINUE READING
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