We have recently published a book – Chronicles from Central India – An Atlas of Rural Health which looks at health and illnesses via a lens of socio-economic and political forces.
…Of the wide spectrum of human ailments, we started with a list of 50 odd illnesses that we commonly see in our hospital and health centres. In trying to understand the causes of illness, we went back to the patient, to his/her family, hamlet and village, and thus we discovered the geographic, cultural, social and economic predicaments that lay behind the illness. We have tried to weave these together in the form of individual patient narratives, supplementing them with photo essays and commentaries on the causes of illness based on our understanding and experience….
Through these writings, we try to demonstrate how chronic hunger, and myriad gaps in access to health care affect the poor of rural India in many and far more serious ways than is imaginable.
The Atlas is a must read for those interested in access to health care, development, poverty and policy issues.
Read more about the book here.
Get your copy by filling this – Order form – An Atlas of Rural Health