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Published: 01 April 2016

304 Pages | 2 maps & 9 figures

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199458875

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Houses of Madness

Insanity and Asylums of Bengal in Nineteenth-Century India

Debjani Das

  • Unique focus combining neglected themes-issues of psychological health, imperial history, and the history of asylums in colonial Bengal
  • Highlights the significance of gender in shaping access to medical care and the common perceptions in society which have persisted till contemporary times