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Published: 31 August 2014

288 Pages | 5 Illustrations, black & white, 1 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095399

Bookseller Code (06)


Missionaries and their medicine

A Christian modernity for tribal India

David Hardiman

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • A lucid and enthralling study of the encounter between Christian missionaries and the Bhils, an Indian tribal community, in the period 1880 to 1964
  • Informed by a deep first-hand knowledge and experience of the people among whom the missionaries worked
  • Focuses on the medical side of the work of the missions to make a major intervention in the history of colonial medicine
  • Examines the transition to Indian independence - a highly fraught and uncertain process for the missionaries

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