Indian doctors in Kenya, 1890-1940 : the forgotten history

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Full title: Indian doctors in Kenya, 1890-1940 : the forgotten history / Anna Greenwood and Harshad Topiwala.
Main Authors: Greenwood, Anna, 1971- (Author)
, Topiwala, Harshad, 1945- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "This pioneering book offers unique insights into the careers of Indian doctors in colonial Kenya. As such, it deepens and broadens modern understandings of the complex constitution of the British Empire. The British Empire, although ideologically racist, nevertheless relied upon staff of all nationalities and ethnicities. Ideas and practices were imported between various colonial dependencies as much as they evolved responsively to local conditions. The book highlights the complex ambiguities of Empire; advancing modern understandings of the British Empire as a linked, multi-centred global phenomenon, while also providing a case study that enriches local understandings of the practice of medicine in a racially segregated context. Chapters examine in turn the main possible career options for Indian medical graduates as well as setting out the racial and political context of colonial Kenya. An impressively large and varied source base has been consulted throughout resulting in startling new insights into the complex operation of western medicine in this racially segregated world. "--
Language: English
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Classmark: VI610.9 /502684
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Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781137440525 (hardback)
113744052X (hardback)