This ground-breaking book offers unique insights into the careers of Indian doctors in colonial Kenya during the height of British colonialism, between 1895 and 1940. The story of these important Indian professionals presents a rare social history of an important political minority.
This monograph makes significant contributions to studies on the history of medicine, colonial history, African history, and diaspora studies. It offers a new lens into medical practice in the African colony and raises new ideas about the history of South-South global biomedical intervention. (Donna A. Patterson, American Historical Review, Vol. 122 (2), April, 2017)
The authors wield an impressive command of the scholarly literature on colonial medicine, Kenyan history, and the Indian diaspora, but their thematic interests rarely stray far from the biographical trajectories and political and economic conditions of Indian doctors. Readers interested in colonial Kenya, the Indian diaspora, and of course colonial medicine will find several gems in this study. this is an authoritative study that will serve as a valuable reference for a host of overlapping readerships. (James R. Brennan, Journal of the History of Medicine, Vol. 71 (4), October, 2016)
Anna Greenwood and Harshad Topiwala set out to detail the complex position of western-trained Indian doctors in Kenya from the late nineteenth century to 1940. the book offers a unique and important view into a group of elite individuals who struggled with their complex positions in an ever-changing and segregationist society and in turn offers us a new window into the various players that were involved in the colonial process. (Tiffany F. Jones, Social History of Medicine, Vol. 29 (3), August, 2016)
Anna Greenwood and Harshad Topiwala