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Adoption and Adaption: A Study of Medical Ideas and Techniques in Colonial India

  • Deepak KumarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 275)

Abstract

Diffusionist models of knowledge transmission have had a long sway. These were probably useful in the context of centre-periphery explanations. Recent scholarship has moved ahead. Transmission is no longer seen as emanating from a powerful centre. Now more attention is paid to the changes and adaptations that occur in the process. Adoption and adaptation are not always imposed or induced from above or outside; these can come from within and on their own.

Keywords

Postcolonial Theorist Indigenous Medicine British Resident Unani Medicine Indigenous Drug 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ZHCES, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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