Iechyd ac iachawdwriaeth: meddygaeth, y corff a’r drefn foesol ym Mengâl drefedigaethol 1840-1935


Iechyd ac iachawdwriaeth: meddygaeth, y corff a’r drefn foesol ym Mengâl drefedigaethol 1840-1935
Health and salvation: medicine, the body and the moral order in colonial Bengal 1840-1935

Aled Gruffydd Jones

Drawing on a rich seam of archival material on Welsh missionary activity in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Bengal, the article addresses ways in which care of the sick became a central, if problematic, part of Christian Mission. While the building of dispensaries, clinics and hospitals provided both a platform and a social visibility to the evangelisation process, they also exposed deeper tensions around the politics of gender and the implantation of Western medical practices in a colonised society.


Reference:

 
  	Aled Gruffydd Jones, 'Iechyd ac iachawdwriaeth: meddygaeth, y corff a’r drefn foesol ym Mengâl drefedigaethol 1840-1935', Gwerddon, 14, April 2013, 8-28.
   

Keywords

 
    Missionaries, India, religion, disease, imperialism.