By Victoria Schofield
By Victoria Schofield
By Madhuri Sharma
This booklet delves into the social heritage of medication and displays at the complexity of social interplay among indigenous and western drugs in colonial India. The publication attracts upon a number of genuine assets reminiscent of tracts, pamphlets, brochures, booklets of varied drugs outlets and drug production businesses functioning within the colonial period. This paintings analyses the clinical industry and entrepreneurship in medication in colonial India. It deconstructs the then popular 'advertisements', treating them either as a mirrored image at the contemporaneous values and existence and as a medium for the construction of scientific shoppers.
Emphasizing upon the query of sophistication, gender and racial discriminations, the ebook additionally examines the curiosity generated by way of smooth clinical apparatus corresponding to the stethoscope and the thermometer, and how within which those have been used to augment the norms of social hierarchy and the purdah approach. This paintings additionally specializes in a number of debated concerns reminiscent of contraception, sexuality, and the foundations of brahmacharya. The e-book will be an invaluable learn for sociology and background graduates, in addition to researchers and doctors.
By Sengupta Indra Ali Daud
The essays during this quantity take in colonial wisdom as an analytical type in South Asian background. They give a contribution to long-standing debates round employer and tool, in addition to more recent issues—like the coherence of data structures, structure and materiality, and the dissemination and reception of knowledge—through distinctive empirical and textual paintings. They reveal that traditionally located analyses give you the such a lot nuanced solutions to such questions. Taken jointly, they express that no unmarried conception of colonial wisdom is feasible and that wisdom had diversified makes use of and receptions in South Asia’s colonial prior, simply because it maintains to have this present day.
By Yasmin Khan
Global battle II used to be a world disaster. some distance broader than simply the severe fight among Allies and Axis, its ramifications have been felt through the global. It was once a time of social relocation, reorienting rules of patriotism and geographical attachment, and forcing the circulate of individuals throughout oceans and continents. In India at War, Yasmin Khan deals an account of India's function within the clash, one who takes into account the social, financial, and cultural adjustments that happened in South Asia among 1939 and 1945-and unearths how important the Commonwealth's contribution was once to the battle attempt.
Khan's sweeping paintings facilities at the lives of standard Indian humans, exploring the methods they have been tormented by a cataclysmic struggle with origins a ways past Indian beaches. In manpower on my own, India's contribution used to be brilliant; it produced the most important volunteer military in global background, with 2.5 million males. Indians have been engaged in making the uncooked fabrics and foodstuff stuffs wanted by means of the Allies, and have become interested in the development of airstrips, barracks, hospitals, internee camps, roads and railways. Their lives have been additionally profoundly plagued by the presence of the big Allied military within the sector, together with not just British yet American, African, and chinese language troops. Madras used to be bombed via the japanese and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been occupied, whereas the Bengal famine of 1943-in which might be 3 million Bengalis died-was an artificial catastrophe brought on by way of the consequences of the warfare.
This authoritative account bargains a seriously vital examine the contributions of colonial manpower and assets necessary to maintaining the struggle, and emphasizes the numerous ways that the clash formed smooth India.
By Bibek Debroy
The Mahabharata is likely one of the maximum tales ever advised. notwithstanding the elemental plot is celebrated, there's even more to the epic than the dispute among Kouravas and Pandavas that ended in the conflict in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate interesting meanderings and digressions, and it has not often been translated in complete, given its bold size of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This amazing 10-volume unabridged translation of the epic relies at the serious variation compiled on the Bhandarkar Oriental examine Institute.
The fourth quantity of the Mahabharata contains Virata Parva and just about all of Udyoga Parva. It describes the Pandavas’ 13th 12 months of exile which they spend in hide in King Virata’s courtroom. whilst, in the course of their remain, the Kouravas and Trigartas invade Matsya to rob Virata of his livestock, the Pandavas defeat them in conflict. With the interval of banishment over, the Pandavas ask to be again their proportion of the dominion. this is often refused and Udyoga Parva recounts the arrangements for the inevitable war.
Every attainable human emotion figures within the Mahabharata, the explanation why the epic keeps to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this lucid, nuanced and assured translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously obtainable to modern readers.
By Neel Mukherjee
Ritwik Ghosh, twenty-two and lately orphaned, unearths the opportunity to begin a brand new existence whilst he arrives in England from Calcutta. yet to take action, he mustn't ever in simple terms relive his whole earlier but additionally make experience of his dating together with his mom - scarred, abusive and all-consuming. yet Oxford holds little of the salvation Ritwik is seeking. as a substitute he strikes to London, the place he drops out of respectable life right into a shadowy hinterland of unlawful immigrants. although, the tale that Ritwik writes to stave off his loneliness - a leave out Gilby who teaches English, track and Western manners to the spouse of a liberal zamindar - starts off to discover ghostly echoes in his existence together with his elderly landlady, Anne Cameron. yet then, one evening, within the badlands of King's pass, Ritwik runs into the clever, unfathomable Zafar bin Hashm. As current and earlier of numerous lives collide, Ritwik's personal is going into loose fall.
By Jean M. Langford
Fluent our bodies examines the modernization of the indigenous therapeutic perform, Ayurveda, in India. Combining modern ethnography with a learn of key ancient moments as glimpsed via early-twentieth-century texts, Jean M. Langford argues that as Ayurveda developed from an eclectic set of therapeutic practices right into a signal of Indian nationwide tradition, it used to be reimagined as a therapeutic strength no longer easily for physically issues yet for colonial and postcolonial ills. Interweaving thought with narrative, Langford explores the thoughts of up to date practitioners who reconfigure Ayurvedic wisdom via associations and applied sciences reminiscent of hospitals, anatomy labs, scientific trials, and sonograms. She exhibits how practitioners acceptable, rework, or stay clear of the information practices implicit in those associations and applied sciences, destabilizing such different types as medication, tradition, technology, symptom, and self, at the same time they set up them in medical perform. finally, this learn issues to the way forward for Ayurveda in a transnational period as a treatment not just for the injuries of colonialism but in addition for an imagined cultural vacancy on the center of worldwide modernity. scholars and students of postcolonial thought, clinical anthropology, South Asia, and technological know-how reviews should be enriched through this e-book.
By Visalakshi Menon
Making wide use of the police abstracts of intelligence ready through the CID, that have seldom been used earlier, and interviews with freedom warring parties with a number political leanings, this crucial ebook offers a desirable account of a vital section within the Indian nationwide circulation.
By James Stevens Simmons, Tom F. Whayne, Gaylord West Anderson
International Epidemiology: A Geography of illness and Sanitation, quantity I offers a survey of the clinical, overall healthiness, and sanitary stipulations of assorted geographic parts of the realm.
The publication brings jointly sure facts, in response to surveys made for the clinical division of the us military. This quantity comprises clinical information regarding India, the some distance East, and the Pacific zone. The textual content goals to supply important details to satisfy the issues of foreign healthiness and the unfold of disorder.
The monograph could be of use to epidemiologists, medical experts, physicians, and public health and wellbeing specialists.
By Paul C. Winther
Anglo-European technological know-how and the Rhetoric of Empire provides the recorded proof of allegedly clinical use of opium in colonial India and British exam and supreme popularity of this tradition. putting the opium controversy in its large context, the publication sheds mild on British diplomatic equipment for prolonging colonial rule.