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Bio-medicalisation and Gandhi's Vision of Health

Modern medicine has created a dichotomy: modern medicine on the one hand, and alternative systems on the other. This paper views this dichotomy and liminality in the context of Gandhi's vision of health. It delineates the elements and structural coordinates of this alternative healthcare system, and tries to understand how, over time, a synthesis has occurred between the epistemologies of Nature Cure and Modern Medicine. It also looks at how Gandhi's vision of health has undergone a change at two levels, that of "space" and structural relations. This paper also tries to understand how the archaeology of discourse and medical perception evolves, changes and coexists under the canvas of larger political-economic situations.

Child of the Himalayas

The source of Nehru's deep attachment to Kumaon and Garhwal was the Himalayas, but this relationship developed into affection and concern for the common people of this region. Many of the region's problems such as the lack of water, roads and exploitative zamindari practices that Nehru wrote about are still relevant today. In fact, his writings on Kumaon and Garhwal are significant as they help us to examine the role the state has played in Uttarakhand's development over five decades.

In the Lap of the Himalaya

This paper looks at Mahatma Gandhi's epoch-making visit to Uttarakhand in 1929 as a crucial link between the nation's struggle for swaraj and the ongoing people's movement in the region. Gandhi's visit kindled the process of giving the freedom movement in Uttarakhand a mass base. Just so, the numerous social activists of the Chipko movement and the anti-liquor protests of today owe their inspiration of Gandhi. In many ways, Gandhi's understanding and analysis of the issues, including untouchability, the flesh trade and the education system, and the prescriptions he suggested for their remedy form a useful basis for a blueprint to solve the region's problems even today.

Founders of the Lucknow School and Their Legacy- Radhakamal Mukerjee and D P Mukerji Some

Founders of the Lucknow School and Their Legacy Radhakamal Mukerjee and D P Mukerji: Some Reflections P C Joshi The contribution of the Lucknow School and its founders, Radhakamal Mukerjee and D P Mukerji, has neither been adequately understood nor critically appraised by their contemporaries or by their successors. The ignorance of the tradition of the Lucknow school and of other indigenous schools has had unfortunate consequences

Role of Culture in Social Transformation and National Integration

and National Integration P C Joshi The disjunction between culture and political economy, values and interests, has emerged as a fundamental disorienting and destabilising force in India in the recent period. Modern communication technology, which has arisen as a qualitatively new element, is tending to accentuate this disjunction instead of reducing it.

Culture and Cultural Planning in India

P C Joshi Modem Indian cultured renaissance and the anti-colonial struggle were both expressions of the people's search for a national identity. The cultural workers of the pre-independence period did not live and work in ivory towers. They were deeply involved in the social challenges of their time. The anti-colonial struggle at its best assumed the form of a cultural movement and the cultural movement grew as an anti-colonial mobilisation in the realm of consciousness, Today, material prosperity his failed to enrich the quality of life. Exposure to commercial films has resulted in a massive disorientation of conscious less in urban areas. The most creative in the field of art and culture view their environment as entirely hopeless. Also, political parties and their workers do not seem to have much time left for regenerating culture.

Culture and Cultural Planning in India

were gathered on 1,082 families of this area.
22 Poverty line was defined in 1960 as a per capita monthly income of Rs 20. The Consumer Price Index for -Industrial Workers reached 454 in September 1981

Tecnological Potentialities of Peasant Agiculture

Agriculture P C Joshi Uncritical borrowing of technologies developed in the industrialised countries by the third world countries has had distorting effects on the tatter's economies. This is especially so in agriculture.


Nalini Pandit Classes in Marxist theory are not mere economic categories. They are living social groups whose attitudes and responses are determined by historical and cultural factors. The materialistic interpretation of history does not imply an exclusive emphasis on the economic factor to the comparative neglect of others. The purpose of formulating a social theory is to understand the attitudes and responses of different social groups to particular programmes.

Land Reforms Implementation and Role of Administrator

of Administrator P C Joshi Land reform is both a cause as well as an effect of a thorough-going change in the power balance. Herein lies the complexity of the challenge of implementation of land reforms.


of Kerala Joan P Mencher The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of agrarian relations in the two main rice regions of Kerala, Kuttanad (a low-lying area covering parts of Alleppey, Kottayam and Quilon Districts) and Palghat, in order to examine one, forces interfering with production and, secondly, the elms relations that serve to impede a more equitable distribution of food and other commodities. The paper describes some of the striking contradictions in each area, and offers some tentative predictions for their future development.


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