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Medicine, Race And Liberalism In British Bengal : Symptoms Of Empire
 
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Author : Ishita Pande
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN# : 978-0-415-77815-2
Pages : 256
Price :INR 8883
Offer Price:INR 7906
 
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This book focuses on the entwinement of politics and medicine, and power and knowledge in India during the age of empire. Using the powerful metaphor of "pathology" - the science of the origin, nature, and course of diseases - the author develops and challenges a burgeoning literature on colonial medicine, moving beyond discussions of state medicine and the control of epidemics to everyday life, to show how medicine was a fundamental ideology of empire. Related to this point, and engaging with postcolonial histories of biopower and modernity, the book highlights the use of this racially grounded medicine in the formulation of modern selves and subjectivities in late colonial India. In tracing the cultural determinants of biological race theory and contextualizing the understanding of race as pathology, the book demonstrates how racialism was compatible with the ideologies and policies of imperial liberalism.
 
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