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Hospitals in Colonial Calcutta 1757-1900 (360G-Wellcome-096542_Z_11_Z)

Over the past few decades, academic research on medical history of colonial India have mostly concentrated on Public Health Policy of colonial government and the ingenious contrivance between colonial power and medicine in the formation of an empire. The history of hospitals in the colonies has been a relatively neglected area of research. The project intends to specifically study the social and political environment that spurred the development of hospitals in Calcutta under the East India Company's rule from 1757 to 1900. The discussion will narrate the formal history of the foundation of the hospitals in Colonial Calcutta from the late Eighteenth century under the Company's rule based on Government records, reports, surveys, newspapers and journals. The key goal of the project is to study the 'political ecology' of early hospital system in Calcutta during the Company's rule. The main emphasis would be on several key issues like l. the process of institutionalization of medical care for the indigenous people in the backdrop of a rising consciousness about public health in 2. A study of the social political structures of the colonial city that helped to create the hospitals and their relationship with the indigenous people 3. Social response of the indigenous groups

£1,600

20 May 2011

Grant details
Amount Awarded 1600
Applicant Surname Chatterjee
Approval Committee Medical History and Humanities Funding Committee
Award Date 2011-05-20T00:00:00+00:00
Financial Year 2010/11
Grant Programme: Title Miscellaneous: Inactive scheme
Internal ID 096542/Z/11/Z
Lead Applicant Dr Srilata Chatterjee
Planned Dates: End Date 2015-10-31T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2015-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
Recipient Org: Country India
Region International
title_and_description Hospitals in Colonial Calcutta 1757-1900 Over the past few decades, academic research on medical history of colonial India have mostly concentrated on Public Health Policy of colonial government and the ingenious contrivance between colonial power and medicine in the formation of an empire. The history of hospitals in the colonies has been a relatively neglected area of research. The project intends to specifically study the social and political environment that spurred the development of hospitals in Calcutta under the East India Company's rule from 1757 to 1900. The discussion will narrate the formal history of the foundation of the hospitals in Colonial Calcutta from the late Eighteenth century under the Company's rule based on Government records, reports, surveys, newspapers and journals. The key goal of the project is to study the 'political ecology' of early hospital system in Calcutta during the Company's rule. The main emphasis would be on several key issues like l. the process of institutionalization of medical care for the indigenous people in the backdrop of a rising consciousness about public health in 2. A study of the social political structures of the colonial city that helped to create the hospitals and their relationship with the indigenous people 3. Social response of the indigenous groups
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