Islam and Healing
Loss and Recovery of an Indo-Muslim Medical Tradition, 1600-1900
By (author) Seema Alavi
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Islam and Healing by Seema Alavi
Book DescriptionTraces the Islamic healing tradition's interaction with Indian society and politics as these evolved in tandem from 1600 to 1900, and demonstrates how an in-house struggle for hegemony can be as potent as external power in defining medical, social and national modernity. A pioneering work on the social and medical history of Indian Islam.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230554382
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Seema Alavi
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Seema Alavi challenges the idea that all pan-Islamic configurations are anti-Western or pro-Caliphate. A pan-Islamic intellectual network at the cusp of the British and Ottoman empires became the basis of a global Muslim sensibility--a political and cultural affiliation that competes with ideas of nationhood today as it did in the last century.
Eighteenth Century in India, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Seema Alavi
Part of the prestigious Debates in Indian History and Society series, this volume presents the key argument of the debates, along with a selection of writings that made pioneering interventions in the study of the 18th century in Indian history.
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Author Biography - Seema Alavi
SEEMA ALAVI is Professor at the Department of History and Culture at Jamia Milia Islamia, Central University, New Delhi. She has twice been a Fulbright Fellow as well as a Smuts Fellow at Cambridge University, from where her PhD was revised and published as The Sepoys and the Company: Tradition and Transition in Northern India 1770-1830 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995). She has co-authored (with Muzaffar Alam) A European Experience of the Mughal Orient: The Ijaz-I-Arsalani (Persian Letters, 1773-1779) of A.H. Polier (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001). She has edited The Eighteenth Century in India, Oxford Debates Series (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2002). She has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard.
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