Faculty Profile

 

Name : Harish  Naraindas
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for the Study of Social Systems
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 26
Off. Phone : 91-11-26704424
Residence :
Email : harish_n@mail.jnu.ac.in   harish_naraindas@yahoo.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in

Qualifications

Ph.D (Sociology), University of Delhi, 1998  
                                    

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Harish Naraindas’ primary interests in the history and sociology of science and medicine have led to a number objects of enquiry: the emergence of tropical medicine as a discipline, the history of smallpox, a cross-cultural study of childbirth, medical tourism, Ayurveda, and the German Kur. His recent publications are two co-edited books: Healing Holidays. Itinerant Patients, Therapeutic Locales and the Quest for Health, London: Routledge, 2015; and Asymmetrical Conversations. Contestations, Circumventions and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries, New York: Berghahn, 2014. He is currently working on past-life aetiologies and therapeutic trance in German psychosomatic medicine, and a multi-country study of perinatal death, personhood, and modes of memorialising perinatal loss. 
                                    

Experience

1. Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2008-2014

2. Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2004-2008

3. Post-doctoral Fellow, International Programs, University of Iowa, 2003-2004

4. Research Associate, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1998-2003.  
                                    

Awards & Honours

 
                                    

International Collaboration/Consultancy

 
                                    

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1. Of relics, body parts and laser beams: the German Heilpraktiker and his Ayurvedic spa. Anthropology & Medicine, 18, 1:67-86, 2011.

2. Of spineless babies and folic acid: evidence and efficacy in biomedicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Social Science & Medicine, 62, 11: 2658-2669, 2006.

3. Crisis, charisma, and triage: extirpating the pox. Indian Economic and Social History Review , 40, 4: 425-457, 2003

4. Preparing for the pox: a theory of smallpox in Bengal and Britain. Asian Journal of Social Sciences , 31, 2: 304-339, 2003.

5. Poisons, putrescence and the weather: a genealogy of the advent of tropical medicine. Contributions to Indian Sociology (n.s.), 30, 1: 1-35, 1996. 
                                  

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1. Of Shastric Yogams and Poly Herbals: Exogenous Logics and the Creolisation of the Contemporary Ayurvedic Formulary. Asian Medicine, 9: 12-48, 2014

2. My Vaidya and my Gynecologist: Agency, Authority and Risk in Quest of a Child. In Asymmetrical Conversations: Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries, ed. Harish Naraindas, Johannes Quack and William S. Sax, 118-161. New York: Berghahn, 2014

3. Nosopolitics: Epistemic Mangling and the Creolization of Contemporary Ayurveda. In Medical Pluralism and Homeopathy in India and Germany (1810-2010), ed. Martin Dinges, 105-136. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014  
                                    

Patents (if any)

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