Mending minds

Print edition : December 11, 2015

A view of one of the buildings at NIMHANS in Bengaluru. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K

Dr Frank Noronha, who started the practice of maintaining case records. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A view of the Mysore Government Mental Hospital in 1936. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The government order changing the name of the Lunatic Asylum to Mental Hospital, which went on to become NIMHANS. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The Bengaluru-based NIMHANS has built an archive of registers and case records that tracks the development of psychiatric care from the British period and also sheds light on the relationship between the coloniser and the colonised.
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