Description - Islam and Healing by Seema Alavi
Traces 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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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.