This book explores the ways in which Ayurveda, the oldest medical tradition of the Indian subcontinent, was transformed from a composite of 'ancient' medical knowledge into a 'modern' medical system, suited to the demands posed by apparatuses of health developed in late colonial India.
Rachel Berger is Associate Professor of Modern South Asian History at Concordia University, Canada.Inhalt
Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction: Ayurveda in Motion 1. Historicising Ayurveda: Genealogies of the Biomoral 2. Situating Ayurveda in Modernity, 1900-1919 3. Embodying Consumption: Representing Indigeneity in Popular Culture, 1910-1940 4. Ayurveda's Dyarchic Moment, 1920-1935 5. Planning through Development: Institutions, Population, and the Limits of Belonging 6. Reframing Indigeneity: Ayurveda, Independence and the Health of the Future Conclusion: Ayurveda's Indian Modernities Bibliography