Dr. Kanagarathinam DV

Dr. Kanagarathinam DV

Name: Dr. Kanagarathinam DV
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 04366-277230
Email: kanagarathinam@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. Kanagarathinam DV is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu since January 2023. He has done his Post-Doctoral research on “Professionalization of Siddha Medicine in Colonial Tamil Region” in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai from February 2019 to February 2022. He worked as an Assistant Professor (on Contract) in the Department of History, Central University of Tamil Nadu from July 2017 to February 2019. He has completed his doctoral research on “History of Indigenous Medicines” in Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry, in May 2017. He has been working on “Social History of Medicine in Colonial South India” since July 2011. He has secured UGC- Junior Research Fellowship and National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (UGC-NET-JRF) in December 2011 and promoted as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in July 2014. He is a university topper in Post Graduate Course and Secured Syndicate Bank Gold Medal in May 2011. He has participated as a resource person and delivered lectures in various international and national forums. He has published his research papers in reputed international and national journals.

Research Highlights :

His research interest lies in the history of Indigenous medicines and their reconfiguration process. His papers analysed the contestation between indigenous and Western medicines during the colonial times. Besides, his research concentrates that how the indigenous medical traditions were being reconstructed by the indigenous physicians based on the contemporary political, social, economic and cultural conditions. Revitalization of indigenous medicines was taken into account and traced. His research findings have been published in the international journals like Medical History (Cambridge), Asian Medicine (Brill), Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (Elsevier) and Indian Journal of History of Science (Springer).

Recent Publications :

Kanagarathinam, DV &Lourdusamy, John Bosco. Rise of Siddha Medicine: Causes and Constructions in the Madras Presidency (1920-1930s), Medical History, Vol. 67 (1), 2023: 42-56 (Cambridge University Press) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/mdh.2023.10. ISSN: 0025-7273 (Print), 2048-8343 (Online) 

Competing Narratives: History and Tamil Siddha Medicine in Colonial Times, Asian Medicine, Vol. 17 (2022); 85-114 (Brill). Scopus, doi:10.1163/15734218-12341508, ISSN online: 1573-4218.

Revitalisation of Ayurveda in Colonial Tamil Region and Contributions of Pandit Srinivasa Narayana Iyengar: A Historical Perspective, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Vol. 11(2020); 547-553 (Elsevier). UGC Approved Journal No: 21549, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaim.2018.07.001. ISSN: 0975-9476

Dr.Koman’s Report and Response of Native Physicians: A Discourse on Indigenous Systems of Medicine, Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol. 54, no. 4, 2019; 442-455; UGC Approved Journal No. 20790; ISSN: 0019-5235

Revitalisation of Ayurveda: Institutionalisation and Standardisation of Medicine in Colonial South India, Journal of Indian History and Culture, Vol. 24 September 2018; 241- 267. UGC Approved, ISSN: 0975-7805

Indigenous and Western Medicines in Colonial South India: Nature of Discourses and Impact, Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol. 53, no. 2, 2018; 182 – 204. UGC Approved Journal No. 20790; ISSN: 0019-5235 DOI: 10.16943/ijhs/2018/v53i2/49424

New Archaeological Findings in Kovai Region, Avanam, Journal of Tamilnadu Archaeological Society, Vol 22, 2011. ISSN: 0975-1831.

Reports of Tamil Physicians (ten reports), in The Usman Report of 1923: Translations of Regional Transmissions, ed. Dagmar Wujastyk and ChristeleBarois, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, Barkhuis Publishing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2022, 323-511. OI: https://doi.org/10.21827/61e814114457b.   ISBN: 9789493194472

Revitalisation Movement of Indigenous Medicine: A Study on Role of Vaidya Chandrika (Tamil Medical Journal), in Social Movements in History, ed. G. Ravi, V. Kathiravan and M. Jeenadas (Virudhunagar: VHNSNC, 2016), 100-107. ISBN: 9789381723500.

Ideological Hegemony of Sangam Age and Constructing Siddha Medical Sphere in Colonial Tamil Region During the Early Twentieth Century, in The Ideological Hegemony of the Tamil Classical Literature on the Socio-Cultural and Political Life of Tamil Nadu- Through the Ages, ed. C. Thomas (Tiruchirappalli: Jazym Publications, 2015), 294-301. ISBN: 9789381521762

Alternative Medicine and Wellness Tourism, in Sociology of Medical Tourism, ed. C. Gobalakrishnan (Chennai: MJP Publishers, 2015), 35-44.


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