Dr Sujit Sivasundaram is College Lecturer and Director of Studies at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, UK. Dr Sivasundaram has recently published Nature and the Godly Empire: Science and Evangelical Mission in the Pacific, 1795-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Dr Sivasundaram’s research interests are in the cultural history of the British Empire in the nineteenth century, with particular attention to knowledge about the environment, science, technology, medicine and religion, and he is currently writing two books: an environmental history of British colonisation in Sri Lanka in the nineteenth-century; and a cultural history of the Indian elephant.

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