Leprosy in Colonial South India

Medicine and Confinement

  • Jane¬†Buckingham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jane Buckingham
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jane Buckingham
    Pages 61-75
  4. Jane Buckingham
    Pages 134-156
  5. Jane Buckingham
    Pages 157-188
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    Pages 189-191
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 192-236

About this book


Leprosy is a neglected topic in the burgeoning field of the history of medicine and the colonized body. Leprosy in Colonial South India is not only a history of an intriguing and dramatic endemic disease, it is a history of colonial power in nineteenth-century British India as seen through the lens of British medical and legal encounters with leprosy and its sufferers in south India. Leprosy in Colonial South India offers a detailed examination of the contribution of leprosy treatment and legislative measures to negotiated relationships between indigenous and British medicine and the colonial impact on indigenous class formation, while asserting the agency of the poor and vagrant leprous classes in their own history.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jane¬†Buckingham
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42530-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-3273-0
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