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Zenana Medical Care: The Dufferin Fund, the Colonial State, and Female Medical Experts

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of gender in shaping medical care for women in India. Orientalist essentializations about native women were reiterated in the construction of the zenana patient, whose ... More


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