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- DescriptionIn this invative analysis of medicine and disease in colonial India, David Arld explores the vital role of the state in medical and public health activities, arguing that Western medicine became a critical battleground between the colonized and the colonizers. Focusing on three major epidemic diseases - smallpox, cholera, and plague - Arld analyzes the impact of medical interventionism. He demonstrates that Western medicine as practiced in India was t simply transferred from West to East, but was also fashioned in response to local needs and Indian conditions. By emphasizing this colonial dimension of medicine, Arld highlights the centrality of the body to political authority in British India and shows how medicine both influenced and articulated the intrinsic contradictions of colonial rule.
- Author BiographyDavid Arnold is Professor of South Asian History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His recent books include Famine (1989).
- Author(s)David Arnold
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication12/08/1993
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content NoteIll.
- Weight508 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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