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Author Das, Debjani (Professor of history), author

Title Houses of madness : insanity and asylums of Bengal in nineteenth-century India / Debjani Das
Published New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Summary 'Houses of Madness' is a history of asylums of colonial Bengal in the 19th century. It explores these institutions through several phases that not only involved changes in medical treatment and its interpretation, but also the question of spatial distribution within these institutions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 17, 2015)
Subject Psychiatric hospitals -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Psychiatric hospital care -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Mentally ill -- Institutional care -- India -- History -- 19th century.
India -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199085484 (ebook)