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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-129

Historicizing Indian psychiatry


Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit Ranjan Basu
BE 318, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700064
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.55963

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Our historical endeavour to map Indian psychiatry has largely remained linear, positivistic and evolutionary. Whether it starts from the ancient times or modern, it shows our past as a tale of victory for the western science, without questioning the borrowed paradigm. The use of historical methods for serious enquiry of psychiatry has been ignored. Emergence of a new genre of historicism that is critical of both colonialism and psychiatry as a universal science, has raised hopes to critically review the emergence of psychiatric knowledge.



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