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Imprint of the Raj: How Fingerprinting Was Born in Colonial India

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Imprint of the Raj: How Fingerprinting Was Born in Colonial India - Sengoopta, Chandak
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Opening in 1902 with the first case in a British criminal court to use the radical new technique, this is an original exploration of fingerprinting's birth in colonial India and its subsequent repercussions: fascinating, beautifully illustrated, and based on hitherto unpublished research. 'Sengoopta has done a great service... Deliciously understated, yet precise and powerful, the book moves effortlessly from the detail of fingerprinting to the wider implications' Guardian 'Not just an investigation of a relatively arcane ...

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Imprint of the Raj: How Fingerprinting Was Born in Colonial India 2004, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330491402

Unabridged edition

Mass-market paperback