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Published: 12 November 2015

304 Pages | 2 maps and 9 figures


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
  • Lack of academic work available on the subject

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