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A Social History of Healing in India: de-Centring Indigenous Medicine (Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies)

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This book re-connects the history of medicine with the social and political history of India and analyses the popular and subaltern healing practices in the region. Moving away from the view that a relatively homogenous and discrete set of practices organized under the name of a indigenousa (TM) medicine confronted an equally homogenous and discrete set of a moderna (TM) practices in a colonial situation, the author argues that both the pre-existing domain of healing as well as the new forces of modernity was heterogeneous and pluralised. The book argues that owing to this plurality on both sides their relationship was not an uniformly confrontational one. Different aspects of the pre-existing healing praxes articulated with different aspects of colonial modernity through a range of ways ranging from mimesis to confrontation. The first full-length first historical exploration of the histories of a minor/non-classicala (TM) domain of healing, the book maps the intellectual history of a subalterna (TM) healing in the region. It will be of interest to academics working in the field of Indian history, the history of medicine and public health.

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This book re-connects the history of medicine with the social and political history of India by analysing the popular and subaltern healing practices in the region.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415499521
Author:
Mukharji, Projit Bihari
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
World History-Asia
Series:
Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General

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"Synopsis" by , This book re-connects the history of medicine with the social and political history of India by analysing the popular and subaltern healing practices in the region.
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