The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India
The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India

The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415501453
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/14/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Biswamoy Pati is Reader in the Department of History at Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, India. His research interests focus on colonial Indian social history and recent publications include an edited book, The Nature of 1857 (2007), and a book co-edited with Waltraud Ernst entitled India’s Princely States: People, Princes and Colonialism (2007).

Mark Harrison is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford University. His publications include Public Health in British India (1994), Climates and Constitutions (1999) and a co-edited book with Biswamoy Pati, Health, Medicine and Empire (2001).

Table of Contents

1. Ranald Martin’s Medical Topography [1837]: The Emergence of Public Health in Calcutta Partho Datta 2. The Haj Pilgrimage and Issues of Health Saurabh Mishra 3. Subordinate Negotiations: The Indigenous Staff, Colonial State and Public Health Amna Khalid 4. Plague, Quarantine and Empire: British-Indian Sanitary Strategies in Central Asia, 1897–1907 Sanchari Dutta 5. Medical Research and Control of Disease: Kala-azar in British India Achintya Kumar Dutta 6. The Leprosy Patient and Society: Colonial Orissa, 1870s–1940s Chandi P. Nanda and Biswamoy Pati 7. Medical and Colonial Power: The Case of the Mentally Ill in Nineteenth Century Bengal Waltraud Ernst 8. Prejudices Clung to by the Natives: Ethnicity in the Indian Army and Hospitals for Sepoys, c.1870s–90s Samiksha Sehrawat 9. Racial Pathologies: Morbid Anatomy in British India, 1770–1850 Mark Harrison 10. Pharmacology, Indigenous Knowledge, Nationalism: Few Words from the Epitaph of Subaltern Science Projit B. Mukharji 11. Creating a Medical Consumer: An Analytical Study of Advertisements Madhuri Sharma 12. Opium as a Household Remedy in Nineteenth Century Western India? Amar Farooqui

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