India Public Finance and Policy Report 2016: Fiscal Issues and Macro Economy

Paperback | December 29, 2016

EditorJyotsna Jalan, Sugata Marjit, Sattwik Santra

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This book analyses the interface between medicine and colonial society through the lens of gender. The work traces the growth of hospital medicine in nineteenth century Bengal and shows how it created a space - albeit small - for providing western health care to female patients. It observesthat, unlike in the colonial setup, before the advent of hospital medicine women were treated mostly by female practitioners of indigenous therapies who had commendable skill as practitioners. The book also explores the linkages of growth of medical education for women and the role of the BrahmoSamaj in this process. The manuscript tackles several crucial questions including those of racial discrimination, reproductive health practices, sexual health, famines and mortality, and the role of womens agencies and other organizations in popularizing western medicine and healthcare.

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This book analyses the interface between medicine and colonial society through the lens of gender. The work traces the growth of hospital medicine in nineteenth century Bengal and shows how it created a space - albeit small - for providing western health care to female patients. It observesthat, unlike in the colonial setup, before the...

Jyotsna Jalan is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC). She is an applied econometrician with a doctorate in economics from the University of California, San Diego. Sugata Marjit is Vice Chancellor at the University of Calcutta and Reserve Bank Chair of Industrial Economics, the Centre fo...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.68 inPublished:December 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019947205X

ISBN - 13:9780199472055

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. WESTERN MEDICINE, HOSPITALS, AND FEMALE HEALTH IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BENGAL2. MEDICAL EDUCATION AND EMERGENCE OF WOMEN MEDICS IN COLONIAL BENGAL3. MODERNISING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH4. SEXUALITY, DOMESTICITY, AND HEALTH ADVICES FOR WOMEN5. WOMENS WORK AND THE POLITICS OF HEALTH6. PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, THE FAMINE OF 19431944, AND IMPACT ON WOMENEPILOGUESelect BibliographyIndexAbout the Author