In this introductory episode of 'Becoming Modern: Healthcare and History in India', host Kiran Kumbhar talks with Suno India co-founder Padma Priya about how the podcast was created and the ideas that went into it. They talk about the importance of knowing the history of medicine and healthcare, and the crucial role of critical thinking skills in writing history and understanding the past.
The episode features excerpts from interviews with historians Pratik Chakrabarti, Projit Bihari Mukharji, and Ranjana Saha. It also features an audio excerpt from the 1941 Indian film “Doctor”.
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“Learning From the Past , Lessons for the Future,” Githa Hariharan in conversation with Romila Thapar
“History matters: A presentation by Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya on eradication of smallpox,” by Sanjoy Bhattacharya