Race by Numbers

Statistics and Race in Inter-War British India

By Projit Bihari Mukharji Published 2019

On April 2, 2019, Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a public lecture titled "Race by Numbers: Statistics and Race in Inter-War British India" as part of the History of Science lecture series. 

Myles W. Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies and curator of the History of Science series, introduced Mukharji, who spoke on the entangled inter-war history of race, science, and statistics, exploring the way numbers were produced and statistical tools were used by South Asian scientists in the wake of World War I.

Watch the lecture in the window above, or on the IAS YouTube channel.