ch.2 p.8 footnote

Here Barker acknowledges that the proposed intervention – of developing a ghee making industry as a way to encourage milk production –  might  result in local people selling the milk that they might otherwise have consumed as part of their normal diet. This extract highlights the disruptive potential of  colonial interventions. In this instance creating a demand for a product (milk) without first ensuring the communities involved have the means to increase production.