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By training physician, finished PhD in history of medicine, with special focus on epistemological encounters in anatomical knowledge between Ayurveda and modern medicine during colonial period. Recently engaged in the history of the Medical College, Calcutta.

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Graduating from the Medical College, Calcutta. Later finished PhD in history and encounter of anatomical knowledge as contained in Ayurveda and modern medicine. First publication - "The Body: Epistemological Encounter in Colonial India" - in the edited volume Making Sense of Health, Illness, and Disease, eds., Vera Kalitzkas and Peter L. Twohig (Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2004). The latest publication being 'The knowledge of anatomy and health in Āyurveda and modern medicine: colonial confrontation and its outcome', Eä - Revista de humanidades médicas & estudios sociales de la ciencia y la tecnología, 2009, 1:1-51. Another related article - “Encounter in Anatomical Knowledge: East and West,” Indian Journal of History of Science, 43.2 (2008): 163-210.

Birth Place
Raiganj,  India

Awarded Special Certificate of Honour by the Asian Society for the History of Medicine in 2006. Awarded PhD in 2010. Research Associateship of Indian National Science Academy since 2005.

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Independent scholar
Tulsitala Dist: Uttar Dinajpur
Raiganj  733134   India
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