Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India

Women's Healthcare in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-century Bengal
Author(s): 
Mukherjee, Samiksha
ISBN: 
9780199468225
Date published: 
November 2016
Hardback
Price: 
£32.99

This book analyses the interface between medicine and colonial society through the lens of gender. The work deals with a number of issues like women's health and hospitals, modernisation of reproductive health, marginalisation of traditional women healers, emergence of women physicians. It also analyses evolution of public health care, different dimensions of domesticity, sexuality, politics of health, famine, epidemics and their impact on women's health care.