Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India

Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India Family, Market and Homeopathy

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Synopsis

Conceptualised in opposition to 'orthodox' medicine, homoeopathy, a western medical project originating in eighteenth-century Germany, was reconstituted as vernacular medicine in British Bengal. India went on to become the home of the largest population of users of homoeopathic medicine in the world. Combining insights from the history of colonial medicine and the cultural histories of family in British India, Shinjini Das examines the processes through which western homoeopathy was translated and indigenised in the colony as a specific Hindu worldview, an economic vision and a disciplining regimen. In tracing the localisation of German homoeopathy in a British Indian province, this book analyses interactions between Calcutta-based homoeopathic family firms, disparate contributors to the Bengali print market, the British colonial state and emergent nationalist governments. The history of homoeopathy in Bengal reveals myriad negotiations undertaken by the colonised peoples to reshape scientific modernity in the subcontinent.

Book information

ISBN: 9781108430692
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 615.532095414
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 458g
Height: 152mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 23mm