By Ambalika Guha
The topic of medicalisation of childbirth in colonial India has to this point been pointed out with 3 significant subject matters: the try and reform or ‘sanitise’ the positioning of birthing practices, setting up lying-in hospitals and exchanging conventional beginning attendants with educated midwives and certified lady doctors.
This e-book, a part of the sequence The Social background of healthiness and drugs in South Asia, seems on the interactions among childbirth and midwifery practices and colonial modernities. Taking japanese India as a case research and comparable examine from different parts, with difficult empirical data from neighborhood govt our bodies, municipal businesses and district forums, it is going past the traditional narrative to show how the overdue nineteenth-century projects to reform birthing practices were basically a modernist reaction of the western-educated colonised center category to the colonial critique of Indian sociocultural codes. It offers a perceptive old research of ways institutionalisation of midwifery was once formed by means of the debates at the women’s question, nationalism and colonial public wellbeing and fitness regulations, all intersecting in the interwar years. The research lines the start of medicalisation of childbirth, the professionalisation of obstetrics, the organisation of male doctors, inclusion of midwifery as a tutorial topic in clinical colleges and results of maternal care and toddler welfare.
This booklet will vastly curiosity students and researchers in heritage, social medication, public coverage, gender reviews and South Asian studies.
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Colonial Modernities: Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860–1947 (The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia) by Ambalika Guha