[Activity] IIS HK+ Project Team Holds Special Lecture Online
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (President In Chul, Kim) Institute of Indian Studies (Director Chan Wahn, Kim, professor of India and ASEAN Studies, Graduate School of International and Area Studies) HK+ Project team held a special lecture online using Webex on Friday April 24th, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Guest speaker Lloyd Edward Price is a historian that specialises in the environmental and animal histories of South Asia, and he taught courses on history of South and East Asia at Cardiff University. His special lecture on the history of bulls in South Asia is based on the research related to forthcoming book, Bulls on Parade: Mating, masculinity and animal domestication in north India.
This lecture was on the topic of “Cattle breeds, wandering bulls and the “vicious circle” of decline in early twentieth century north India.” From the late nineteenth century, the Civil Veterinary Department in north India began to try and improve the health and productivity of working animals. This special lecture expands upon previous histories of colonial science by studying the tensions that emerged between the colonial government’s controlled stud bulls and north India’s populations of “Brahmani” bulls, animals that were let loose by Hindus in a funeral ritual to honour their ancestors.
The lecture was successfully held online, in accordance with ‘social distancing’ measure, with 36 participants.