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Locating the medical : explorations in South Asian history

Author: Rohan Deb Roy; Guy N A Attewell
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume interrogates the foundational categories that have come to define medical science in modern South Asia. Through case studies ranging from nineteenth- to twenty first-centuries, it addresses the following questions: How and in what conditions does an event, a substance, an actor, an institution or a particular situation of the body-mind become or cease to be considered 'medical' and according to whom? How  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Locating the medical.
New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017350169
(OCoLC)1019664765
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rohan Deb Roy; Guy N A Attewell
ISBN: 9780199092093 0199092095
OCLC Number: 1088714074
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Sociological description and the forensics of sexuality / Durba Mitra --
Treacherous minds, submissive bodies: corporeal technologies and human experimentation in colonial India / Chandak Sengoopta --
Confessions of the unfriendly spleen: medicine, violence, and that mysterious organ of colonial India / Sudipta Sen --
State medicine or medical state?: A prison epidemic in colonial Burma, 1881 / Jonathan Saha --
'Dr. Kar I presume!': 'medical' narratives from the Jarawa tribal reserve / Vishvajit Pandya, Madhumita Mazumdar --
The making of an eclectic archive: epistemologies of global knowledge in the papers of J.P. Walker (1823-1906) / Clare Anderson --
Absence, abundance, and excess: substances and Sowa Rigpa in Ladakh since the 1960s / Calum Blaikie --
Colonizing cannabis: medication, taxation, intoxication, and oblivion, c.1839-1955 / James H. Mills --
Re-thinking the 'medical' through the lens of the 'indigenous': narratives from Mahanubhav healing shrines in Maharashtra, India / Shubha Ranganathan --
Vernacularizing political medicine: locating the medical betwixt the literal and the literary in two texts on the Burdwan Fever, Bengal c. 1870s / Projit Bihari Mukharji --
Technology and health in late colonial India / David Arnold.
Responsibility: edited Rohan Deb Roy and Guy N.A. Attewell.

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This volume interrogates the foundational categories that have come to define medical science in modern South Asia. It seeks to probe issues such as what constitutes the 'medical', in which context,  Read more...

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...the volume is a welcome addition to the well-established field of South Asian Studies * Vivek Neelakantan, Health and History *

 
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