Infectious Disease in India, 1892–1940

Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

  • Authors
  • Sandhya L. Polu

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sandhya L. Polu
    Pages 1-25
  3. Sandhya L. Polu
    Pages 26-49
  4. Sandhya L. Polu
    Pages 82-118
  5. Sandhya L. Polu
    Pages 140-157
  6. Sandhya L. Polu
    Pages 158-162
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-229

About this book


Using case studies of cholera, plague, malaria, and yellow fever, this book analyzes how factors such as public health diplomacy, trade, imperial governance, medical technologies, and cultural norms operated within global and colonial conceptions of political and epidemiological risk to shape infectious disease policies in colonial India.


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