Diagnosing Empire: Women, Medical Knowledge, and Colonial Mobility


Narin Hassan

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 142 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Examining the emerging figure of the woman doctor and her relationship to empire in Victorian culture, Hassan traces both amateur and professional ‘doctoring’ by British women travelers in colonial India and the Middle East. As doctoring natives helped women like Lucie Duff Gordon, Isabel Burton, Anna Leonowens and Mary Scharlieb gain access to their lives and cultural traditions, colonial subjects, including Krupabai Satthianadhan, produced texts that participated actively in health reform.