“Hindoo” Bodies: American Representations of Indian Medicine, Health, and Disease

Michael J. Altman
Michael J. Altman

Noon-1 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017
Ingraham Hall, Room 206

Presentation by Michael J. Altman, assistant professor, religious studies, University of Alabama

Many examples point to the ways nineteenth-century American ideas about sex, bodies, health, disease, and medicine connected to the history and culture of India in a variety of ways. This paper argues that Americans deployed representations of Indian bodies and discourses of Indian health and disease in their own conflicts over American identity, American health, and American religion.
Learn more about Michael Altman at southasia.wisc.edu/altman2017.
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Sponsored by the Center for South Asia.