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Title: Western medicine in India as a colonial case in amitav ghosh’s the calcutta chromosome
Authors: Mondal S.
Gaur R.
Published in: Kemanusiaan
Abstract: This paper focuses on the introduction of Western medicine in colonial India and its relationship with indigenous Indian medical practices against the background of Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome. It tries to locate an alternative narrative of the subalterns who, instead of conceding subordination, actually manipulate the state of the art of contemporary malaria research in early 20th century and reincarnate themselves in a futuristic New York but never let the elites discover their true motive. Simultaneously, it throws light on instances of epistemic violence because of cultural encounters. © Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2018.
Citation: Kemanusiaan (2018), 25(1): 1-18
URI: https://doi.org/10.21315/kajh2018.25.1.1
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/8863
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Keywords: Colonialism
Epistemic violence
Knowledge
South Asia
Western medicine
ISSN: 13949330
Author Scopus IDs: 57204650066
57192711031
Author Affiliations: Mondal, S., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Gaur, R., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Funding Details: The authors would like to thank Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for funding this research paper.
Corresponding Author: Mondal, S.; Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email: mondal.sukanya@gmail.com
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