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Quinacrine Sterilisation Trials-A Scientific Scandal

the local bodies within their jurisdiction. The context had to be much broader, namely, from the centre to the states and from the state to their local bodies. Whenever he wrote or spoke on the subject of decentralisation in general or in the particular context of planning, EMS made it very clear that he was strongly opposed to the way the centre had, since independence, taken on functions and powers that should belong to the states.

Fetishistic Celebration

Mohan Rao Girl's Schooling, Women's Autonomy and Fertility Change in South Asia edited by Roger Jeffery and Alaka Basu; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1996;

Myths of Reproductive Profligacy of Poor-Evidence from Mandya District

Muslims were sore with him ever since his failure to prevent the BJP from riding back to power. They were doubly ruffled when he decided to join hands with the Congress in response to the BSP-BJP tie-up. Previously in the 'AJGAR' combination, the Muslims completed the equation by adding the necessary ,M' factor. But now Mulayam Singh sits uncomfortably with a political equation that originated against the Congress with the backing of the same party and the not so enthusiastic support of the Muslims.

Health and Structural Adjustment-Major Shifts at Policy Level

The World Bank's World Development Report 1993 proposes drastic changes in the direction and content of health service development. A recent seminar in Delhi raised issues regarding the report's conceptual methodological and empirical aspects.

Plague The Fourth Horseman

Plague: The Fourth Horseman Mohan Rao The plague of 1896 which besieged parts of India was the third great plague pandemic in history. While it devastated many regions of the country, when it was introduced in the west caused few deaths, mainly because Europe had by then been transformed by the sanitary and health revolutions.

An Imagined Reality-Malthusianism, Neo-Malthusianism and Population Myth

Malthusianism and neo-Malthusianism offer an excessively simplistic understanding of the complex relationship of resources and population, which has proven to be a theoretical red herring.

Disease and Medical Myths in Medieval Europe

Miasmas and Disease: Public Health and the Environment in the Pre- Industrial Age by Carlo M Cipolla, translated by Elizabeth Potter; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1992; pp 101, price unstated.

Of Cholera and Post-Modern World

Of Cholera and Post-Modern World Mohan Rao An examination of the political and economic forces underlying the recent epidemic of cholera in Latin America reveals striking resemblances to the situation in which the pandemics of cholera occurred in the 19th century. It draws attention to the fact that not only does politics inform the occurrence of disease, but the shape and content of health policy and intervention as well.

The Stygean Dip-History of Cleanliness in France

The Stygean Dip History of Cleanliness in France Mohan Rao Concepts of Cleanliness: Changing Attitudes in France Since the Middle Ages by George Vigarello; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990; pp 240, price unstated.

Sanitised Health

Mohan Rao The Politics of Health in India by Roger Jeffery; University of California Press, Berkely 1988; pp 349, Price unstated.
IT is unfortunately, though not accidentally, a fact that much of the history of health or of medicine in India is written in Britain and not in our own country This will remain so as long as our social scientists in general, and historians and sociologists in particular, remain happy not to venture out of the mainstream of their disciplines, however narrow and esoteric. And precisely because of this utter neglect one welcomes the occasional new title in this field.


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