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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 342-344

Madness and sanity at the time of Indian independence


1 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjeev Jain
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.191999

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The backdrop of the Indian Independence offers glimpses of many 'metaphors of madness'. In this article, we explore this through a few instances, starting from 1857, around the time of the First War of Independence, to 1947, when India became an independent nation. Such metaphors have their parallels both in historical as well as in contemporary times, where instances of one man's imagination becoming another's concept of irrationality and insanity continue.



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