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Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Samiksha Sehrawat


This meticulously researched book traces the introduction of colonial medical care, and its rapid expansion between 1840 and 1920. By funding medical care, the colonial state forged a new relationship between health and governance that raised many questions. How was medical care to be funded? Was the state responsible for providing medical care? What role were the voluntary and private sectors to play? The colonial state sought to transplant British forms of medical philanthropy to India. Participation in voluntarism and a public associational culture associated with medical philanthropy were ... More

Keywords: medical care, hospital, gender, ethnicity, finance, governance, philanthropy, colonial, military, women, India, Dufferin Fund

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198096603
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samiksha Sehrawat, author
Lecturer in the History of Medicine and South Asia, Newcastle University, UK