Contesting Colonial Authority: Medicine and Indigenous Responses in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century India

Contesting Colonial Authority: Medicine and Indigenous Responses in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century India

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Contesting Colonial Authority: Medicine and Indigenous Responses in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century India by Poonam Bala

Poonam Bala’s Contesting Colonial Authority explores the interplay of conformity and defiance amongst the plural medical tradition in colonial India. The contributors reveal how Indian elites, nationalists, and the rest of the Indian population participated in the move to revisit and frame a new social character of Indian Medicine. Viewed in the light of the cultural, nationalistic, social, literary and scientific essentials, Contesting Colonial Authority highlights various indigenous interpretations and mechanisms through which Indian sciences and medicine were projected against the cultural background of a rich medical tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739170243
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
File size: 641 KB

About the Author

Poonam Bala is currently visiting scholar in the Department of Sociology at Cleveland State University, Ohio.

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