By Lawrence Cohen
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From the outlet series, within which mid-nineteenth-century Indian fishermen pay attention the potential for redemption in an previous woman's insanity, No getting older in India captures the reader with its interaction of tale and research. Drawing on greater than a decade of ethnographic paintings, Lawrence Cohen hyperlinks a close research of brain and physique in previous age in 4 neighborhoods of the Indian urban of Varanasi (Banaras) with occasions and tactics round India and worldwide.
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No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things by Lawrence Cohen