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Ayurveda Made Modern

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


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

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  1. 1.Department of HistoryConcordia UniversityCanada

About the authors

Rachel Berger is Associate Professor of Modern South Asian History at Concordia University, Canada.

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