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Medical Marginality in South Asia


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1. Agendas 2. Introduction 3. Community, State, and the Body: Epidemics and Popular Culture in Colonial India 4. "Pain in all the Wrong Places": The Experience of Biomedicine among the Ongee of Little Andaman Islands 5. Chandshir Chikitsha: A Nomadology of Subaltern Medicine 6. Wrestling with Tradition: Towards a Subaltern Therapeutics of Bonesetting and Vessel Treatment in North India 7. A Subaltern Christianity: Faith Healing in Southern Gujarat 8. The Modernising Bhagat 9. The Politics of Poison: Healing, Empowerment and Subversion in Nineteenth-Century India

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David Hardiman is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests include the Indian peasantry, tribal movements in India, medical history, and Gandhi and nonviolent resistance. Projit Bihari Mukharji is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Sociology of Science, the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His research interests include subaltern sciences, everyday technologies, vernacularized "western" sciences and modernized "indigenous" knowledge traditions in South Asia.

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