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Nationalizing the body [electronic resource] : the medical market, print, and daktari medicine / Projit Bihari Mukharji.

By: Mukharji, Projit Bihari.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Anthem South Asian studies: Publisher: London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 351 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781843313236 (electronic bk.); 1843313235 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Traditional medicine -- South Asia | Healers -- South Asia | Indigenous physicians -- South Asia | Human body -- Social aspects -- South Asia | Bengali (South Asian people) -- Medicine | Bengali (South Asian people) -- Health and hygiene | Bengali literature -- South Asia | Medical literature -- South Asia | Public health -- South Asia | Medical policy -- South Asia | South Asia -- Colonization | South Asia -- Social conditions | Health Services, Indigenous -- Asia, Western | Health Services, Indigenous -- India | Medicine, Traditional -- Asia, Western -- History | Medicine, Traditional -- India -- History | Health Policy -- Asia, Western -- History | Health Policy -- India -- History | History, 19th Century -- Asia, Western | History, 19th Century -- India | History, 20th Century -- Asia, Western | History, 20th Century -- India | Physicians -- Asia, Western -- History | Physicians -- India -- History | PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General | Kolonialismus | Medizin | Wissenschaftstransfer | Schulmedizin | Volksmedizin | Akkulturation | S�udasien | Geschichte 1700-2000Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nationalizing the body.DDC classification: 615.8/8 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Healers in context : forgotten pioneers -- Daktari prints : the world of bengali printing and the multiple inscriptions of daktari medicine -- Contagious nationalism : contagion and the actualization of the nation -- Political plague : diagnosing a neo-Hindu modernity -- Endemic commerce : cholera and the medical market -- Dhatu dourbalya : the rhizoid pathologies of weakness -- Conclusion.
Summary: 'Nationalizing the Body' examines the different meanings of 'modern medicine' that were employed in colonial South Asia, and explores the different discourses that were constructed around 'modernity'.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-335) and index.

Healers in context : forgotten pioneers -- Daktari prints : the world of bengali printing and the multiple inscriptions of daktari medicine -- Contagious nationalism : contagion and the actualization of the nation -- Political plague : diagnosing a neo-Hindu modernity -- Endemic commerce : cholera and the medical market -- Dhatu dourbalya : the rhizoid pathologies of weakness -- Conclusion.

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'Nationalizing the Body' examines the different meanings of 'modern medicine' that were employed in colonial South Asia, and explores the different discourses that were constructed around 'modernity'.

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