By Madhuri Sharma

This ebook delves into the social background of medication and displays at the complexity of social interplay among indigenous and western medication in colonial India. The e-book attracts upon a bunch of genuine resources reminiscent of tracts, pamphlets, brochures, booklets of varied drugs outlets and drug production businesses functioning within the colonial period. This paintings analyses the scientific marketplace and entrepreneurship in medication in colonial India. It deconstructs the then everyday 'advertisements', treating them either as a mirrored image at the contemporaneous values and existence and as a medium for the construction of clinical shoppers.

Emphasizing upon the query of sophistication, gender and racial discriminations, the e-book additionally examines the curiosity generated by way of sleek scientific apparatus equivalent to the stethoscope and the thermometer, and how during which those have been used to enhance the norms of social hierarchy and the purdah process. This paintings additionally makes a speciality of numerous debated matters equivalent to contraception, sexuality, and the rules of brahmacharya. The e-book will be an invaluable learn for sociology and background graduates, in addition to researchers and doctors.

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Satishchandra Mukherjee and Yatishchandra Mukherjee, “Kushta chikitsak”, Abhyudaya, 1906, p. 7. Hirak Jayanti Granth, Kashi Nagari Pracharini Sabha, Kashi, KNPS Publications, 1955, p. 48. Francesca Orsini, The Hindi Public Sphere, 1920–1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2002, p. 26; see also Vir Bharat Talwar, Rassakashi: Unnisvin Sadi Ka Navajagran Aur Pashimottar Prant, New Delhi, Saransh Prakashan, 2002. Reverend E. Greaves, Radha Krishnadas, Dr Channulal, Shyam Sundar and Ram Narayan Misra were members of the sub committee.

Home, Municipality, No. 1017–1019, September 1892, pp. 605–20. 21. Home, Municipality, No. 3–6, p. 12. 22. “Ecology and Cosmology of Disease in the Banaras Region,” p. 265; also see Neville, Benares: A Gazetteer, Volume XXVI, Allahabad, Government Press, 1909A, pp. 262–63. 23. The Hindi Hindosthan (Kalakankar), 4 March 1906, Selections from Vernacular Newspaper Report, p. 129 (SVN hereafter). 24. Awaza-i-Khalq, (Benares), 19 January 1906, SVN, pp. 320–21. 25. Zamana (Cawnpore), May (received on the 26th June) 1908, SVN, p.

11. Nita Kumar, The Artisans of Banaras: Popular Culture and Identity. Photography, which was then new to India, fascinated Harish Chandra who helped many photographers set up an independent business. Madan Gopal, Bhartendu Harish Chandra, New Delhi, Sagar Publications, 1971, p. 11. Motichandra was a zamindar whose family also owned mills and property in Calcutta. The Artisans of Banaras, p. 81. Motichandra had a special taste for orchards and flowers, held an all India music conference, and revived the grand old ‘Mela Bhurva Mangal’.

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