Bharat Venkat: At the Limits of Cure
Center for South Asia Fall Lecture Series 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
206 Ingraham Hall
Through an anthropological history of tuberculosis treatment in India, Dr. Bharat Venkat examines what it means to be cured, and what it means for a cure to come undone. Drawing on his book, At the Limits of Cure (Duke University Press, 2021), this talk tells a story that stretches from the colonial period—a time of sanatoria, travel cures, and gold therapy—into a postcolonial present marked by antibiotic miracles and their failures.