Genetic Disorders of the Indian Subcontinent

  • Dhavendra¬†Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Human Genetics and the Indian Subcontinent

    1. Paramjit S. Gill, Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Anil Gumber
      Pages 29-55
    2. Sarabjit S. Mastana, Surinder S. Papiha
      Pages 57-80
    3. Ishwar C. Verma, Dhavendra Kumar
      Pages 81-87
    4. Narinder K. Mehra, Gurvinder Kaur, Ritika Jaini
      Pages 89-123
  3. Selected Genetic Disorders

    1. Dhavendra Kumar
      Pages 137-154
    2. Shubha R. Phadke
      Pages 155-166
    3. Rajiva Raman
      Pages 167-180
    4. Maureen Cleary, Anupam Chakrapani
      Pages 181-205
    5. Ashish Bavdekar, Stuart Tanner
      Pages 223-243
    6. Liakat Parapia
      Pages 265-274
    7. Dhavendra Kumar, Michael A. Patton, Ajith Kumar
      Pages 291-312
    8. Sanjeev Madan, James A. Fernandes, Dhavendra Kumar
      Pages 313-345
    9. M. J. Parker, I. D. Young, T. P. Hutchin
      Pages 347-367
    10. Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel
      Pages 369-398
    11. Dhavendra Kumar, Carani B. Sanjeevi, V. Radha, V. Mohan
      Pages 413-445
    12. Jatinder Dhawan
      Pages 447-466
    13. David Roberts, Thomas Williams, Arnab Pain
      Pages 479-500
  4. Indian Subcontinent and Genetic Services

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 573-608

About this book


The Indian subcontinent is a vast land mass inhabited by over one billion people. Its rich and varied history is reflected by its numerous racial and ethnic groups and its distinct religious, cultural and social characteristics. Like many developing countries in Asia, it is passing through both demographic and epidemiological transitions whereby, at least in some parts, the diseases of severe poverty are being replaced by those of Westemisation; obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, for example. Indeed, as we move into the new millennium India has become a land of opposites; on the one hand there is still extensive poverty yet, on the other hand, some of the most remarkable developments in commerce and technology in Asia are taking place, notably in the fields of information technology and biotechnology. India has always fascinated human geneticists and a considerable amount of work has been done towards tracing the origins of its different ethnic groups. In the current excitement generated by the human genome project and the molecular and genetic approach to the study of human disease, there is little doubt that this field will develop and flourish in India in the future. Although so far there are limited data about genetic diseases in India, enough is known already to suggest that this will be an extremely fruitful area of research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dhavendra¬†Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Genetics, The Churchill HospitalOxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS TrustHeadingtonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6262-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2231-9
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