Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 9: The South Asian Connection(2019)
Alfred Russel Wallace (1823−1913) is best known for his natural history explorations and theoretical biology, but he was also a potent social critic on subjects ranging from land tenure and colonial policy to antivaccinationism and poverty. Here, one of his emphases in the latter domain is spotlighted: his interest in South Asian affairs. This extended to a variety of subjects in the areas of politics, economics, health, literature, sociology, etc., and to a degree that may have had some influence on the development of thought of some major South Asian figures, including Mahatma Gandhi and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy.
- South Asia,
- Sri Lanka,
- social criticism,
- colonial policy
Citation InformationCharles H Smith, Sahotra Sarkar and Nirmali Wijegoonawardana. "Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 9: The South Asian Connection" (2019)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_smith/69/