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Lunatic Asylums in Colonial Bombay - Shackled Bodies, Unchained Minds (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018) Loot Price: R1,273
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Lunatic Asylums in Colonial Bombay - Shackled Bodies, Unchained Minds (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Sarah Ann Pinto

Lunatic Asylums in Colonial Bombay - Shackled Bodies, Unchained Minds (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)

Sarah Ann Pinto

Series: Mental Health in Historical Perspective

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This book traces the historical roots of the problems in India's mental health care system. It accounts for indigenous experiences of the lunatic asylum in the Bombay Presidency (1793-1921). The book argues that the colonial lunatic asylum failed to assimilate into Indian society and therefore remained a failed colonial-medical enterprise. It begins by assessing the implications of lunatic asylums on indigenous knowledge and healing traditions. It then examines the lunatic asylum as a `middle-ground', and the European superintendents' `common-sense' treatment of Indian insanity. Furthermore, it analyses the soundscapes of Bombay's asylums, and the extent to which public perceptions influenced their use. Lunatic asylums left a legacy of historical trauma for the indigenous community because of their coercive and custodial character. This book aims to disrupt that legacy of trauma and to enable new narratives in mental health treatment in India.

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Imprint: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin: Switzerland
Series: Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Release date: September 2018
First published: 2018
Authors: Sarah Ann Pinto
Dimensions: 210 x 148mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 242
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-94243-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Care of the mentally ill
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Imperialism
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
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LSN: 3-319-94243-3
Barcode: 9783319942438

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