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

In the Indian Social Sciences, 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.”

 

For more, see their website:

https://www.indiastudies.org/aiis-2019-book-prizes-awarded-to-dipti-khera-and-bharat-venkat/

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