The Arts of Science in the Contact Zone
A Satirical Picture
Abstract This chapter focusses on a print by the artist Gaganendranath Tagore done in 1922, which features the biophysicist Jagadish Chandra Bose and his experiments in plant science. Considering the overlapping networks of art, science, and nationalist politics within a particular sphere in early twentieth-century British India, the chapter explores the connections between human and non-human contact zones as well as questions around religion and science and the politics of colonial knowledge between the metropole and the colony.
Keywords Art and Science, Expanded Contact Zone, Plants, Caricature, Nationalism, Politics