Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction: Ayurveda in Motion 1. Historicising Ayurveda: Genealogies of the Biomoral 2. Situating Ayurveda in Modernity, 1900-1919 3. Embodying Consumption: Representing Indigeneity in Popular Culture, 1910-1940 4. Ayurveda's Dyarchic Moment, 1920-1935 5. Planning through Development: Institutions, Population, and the Limits of Belonging 6. Reframing Indigeneity: Ayurveda, Independence and the Health of the Future Conclusion: Ayurveda's Indian Modernities Bibliography
This book explores the ways in which Ayurveda, the oldest medical tradition of the Indian subcontinent, was transformed from a composite of 'ancient' medical knowledge into a 'modern' medical system, suited to the demands posed by apparatuses of health developed in late colonial India.