Medical Encounters in British India
Kumar, Deepak [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Medical Encounters in British India / edited by Deepak Kumar, Raj Sekhar Basu. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2013. - ca. 360 S.
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Health, medicine, and disease were integral to the colonial discourse in British India. It was a cauldron of several medical systems interacting with and influencing each other. Eschewing definite East-West binaries, this book highlights the intermingling of medical traditions in colonial India.
Interrogating received ideas on medicine in colonial India, the book claims that this confluence of medical systems and traditions was neither uniform nor unidimensional. Though ridden with languages of dominance and hegemony, the exchange shaped and transformed both indigenous and Western medical systems.
From public health policy to management of epidemics, from allopathy to humoral balance and the rise of homoeopathy, from indigenous medicines and the nationalist movement to non-governmental agencies and infanticide in British India, this book brings together different discourses on health that are central to the understanding of 'disease' in colonial India. [Verlagsinformation]
DEEPAK KUMAR teaches history at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has worked on different aspects of the interface between science and society in the context of British India and has published Science and the Raj (2006). Profile page.
RAJ SEKHAR BASU teaches history at University of Calcutta, Kolkata. He has worked extensively on Dalit history.
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