Ayurveda Made Modern

Political Histories of Indigenous Medicine in North India, 1900–1955

  • Rachel Berger

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

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About this book


This book explores the ways in which Ayurveda, the oldest medical tradition of the Indian subcontinent, was transformed from a composite of 'ancient' medical knowledge into a 'modern' medical system, suited to the demands posed by apparatuses of health developed in late colonial India.


Modern India Modern South Asia medicine the body cultural history biopolitics belonging bibliography culture development health India knowledge planning reframing

Authors and affiliations

  • Rachel Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryConcordia UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32968-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31590-8
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