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The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia

About the Series

Since the late 1990s, health and medicine have emerged as major concerns in South Asian history. ‘The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia’ series aims to foster a new wave of inter-disciplinary research and scholarship that transcends conventional boundaries. It welcomes proposals for monographs, edited collections and anthologies which offer fresh perspectives, innovative analytical frameworks and comparative assessments. The series embraces diverse aspects of health and healing in colonial and postcolonial contexts.

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Epidemic Malaria and Hunger in Colonial Punjab Weakened by Want

Epidemic Malaria and Hunger in Colonial Punjab: Weakened by Want

1st Edition

By Sheila Zurbrigg
December 03, 2018

This book documents the primary role of acute hunger (semi- and frank starvation) in the ‘fulminant’ malaria epidemics that repeatedly afflicted the northwest plains of British India through the first half of colonial rule. Using Punjab vital registration data and regression analysis it also tracks...

Society, Medicine and Politics in Colonial India

Society, Medicine and Politics in Colonial India

1st Edition

Edited By Biswamoy Pati, Mark Harrison
February 12, 2018

The history of medicine and disease in colonial India remains a dynamic and innovative field of research, covering many facets of health, from government policy to local therapeutics. This volume presents a selection of essays examining varied aspects of health and medicine as they relate to the ...

Colonial Modernities Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860–1947

Colonial Modernities: Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860–1947

1st Edition

By Ambalika Guha
July 13, 2017

The subject of medicalisation of childbirth in colonial India has so far been identified with three major themes: the attempt to reform or ‘sanitise’ the site of birthing practices, establishing lying-in hospitals and replacing traditional birth attendants with trained midwives and qualified female...

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