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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940

Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

Authors: Polu, S.

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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.

About the authors

SANDHYA POLU is currently Special Aide to the United States Ambassador to Italy at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy. Prior to this appointment, she worked at the Tauri Group, advising the US Department of Defense on international biosecurity policies. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University and a B.A. in History from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Polu, Sandhya L.

    Pages 1-25

  • All Eyes on India

    Polu, Sandhya L.

    Pages 26-49

  • Plague and Cholera — The Epidemic versus the Endemic

    Polu, Sandhya L.

    Pages 50-81

  • Malaria — India’s True Plague

    Polu, Sandhya L.

    Pages 82-118

  • From Panama to Khartoum — Yellow Fever Inches Closer to Home

    Polu, Sandhya L.

    Pages 119-139

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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940
Book Subtitle
Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00932-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137009326
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35460-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34657-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 229
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