Figures and facts: Madras Government Statistics 1880–1940
The British government in India generated an awesome quantity of statistics.1 Acres of grain, capital assets of banks, bullock carts, astrologers, inches of rain and insane women were all enumerated with great effort. For the small band of alien administrators, figures were a means of fathoming the vast and varied sub-continent. They were not only necessary but satisfyingly concrete.
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