Nationalizing the body : the medical market, print, and daktari medicine / Projit Bihari Mukharji

Author(s): Mukharji, Projit Bihari
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Subjects: 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
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2009
Series: Anthem South Asian studies
Anthem South Asian studies
LC Classification: G, GN
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Introduction 1
Ch. I. Healers in Context: Forgotten Pioneers 35
Ch. II. Daktari Prints: The World of Bengali Printing and the Multiple Inscriptions of Daktari Medicine 75
Ch. III. Contagious Nationalism: Contagion and the Actualization of the Nation 111
Ch. IV. Political Plague: Diagnosing a Neo-Hindu Modernity 147
Ch. V. Endemic Commerce: Cholera and the Medical Market 179
Ch. VI. Dhatu Dourbalya: Diagnosing the Rhizoid Pathologies of Weakness 213
Conclusion 249
Notes 261
Bibliography 311
Index 337
Notes: LCCN: 2009002122
ISBN: 9781843313151 (hbk : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1843313154 (hbk : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781843313236 (ebk)
ISBN: 1843313235 (ebk)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-335) and index
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
Physical Description: xiv, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 308979836
ISBN/ISSN: 9781843313151
1843313154
9781843313236
1843313235

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