Tim Heald

Sticky Fingers

Imprint of the Raj: How Fingerprinting Was Born in Colonial India

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H R F KEATING WROTE an excellent short story about Indian fingerprints, ‘The Evidence I Shall Give’, which seemed to be all one could possibly need to read about this obscure subject until the appearance of this unusual and meticulous scholarly work.

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