A poet and writer besides being a scholar, Manu Devadevan is also a prolific translator into English, Malaya Burton Cleetus is an academician. His research interests involve the history of science and medicine, the emergence of biomedicine in Europe, healthcare practices in non-European societies, indigenous responses to western medicinal intervention, and Christian missionary interventions in medicine. His research articles have been published in reputed journals and edited volumes. Cleetus is also an editor of the anthology, Histories of Health and Materiality in the Indian Ocean World: Medicine, Material Culture and Trade, 1600–2000 (with Anne Gerritsen).lam, and Kannada.
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