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Situating Medical Modernity

Society, Medicine and Politics in Colonial India edited by Biswamoy Pati and Mark Harrison, London and New York: Routledge, 2018; pp 325, ₹ 995.

Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History edited by Rohan Deb Roy and Guy N A Attewell, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018; pp 307, ₹ 950.

As the editors of both the volumes in question have pointed out, the literature on the medical history of South Asia has burgeoned in the recent times. Social historians have robustly debated public health and epidemics, drugs and indigeneity, institutions and discourses of medicine in colonial India in the past two decades and have enriched the scholarship of both colonialism and the histories of modern India. These two collections have added to the rich seam of such scholarship; and although the assumptions they begin with differ, the methodology and treatment of their historical subjects are similar.

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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