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Professor Bharat Venkat Receives Prize For His Book

Professor Bharat Venkat has received the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences for his book: At the Limits of Cure.

The AIIS Book Prize Committee wrote, “This superbly written book manuscript weaves together a remarkable tale of tuberculosis in India. It is at once a transnational history of medical science and technology, an ethnohistory of the experience of disease, an ethnography of medicine, a history of India through the lens of public health, and, at its core, a compelling discussion of the complex, cultural discourse on the concept of “cure,” not only in the history of medicine, but in the desires of doctors and governments, the self-understanding of patients, and even in Hindu mythology.”


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