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Leprosy in Colonial South India

Medicine and Confinement

Authors: Buckingham, J.

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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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JANE BUCKINGHAM is Lecturer in South Asian History at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her research took her not only to the libraries and archives of the UK and India but to the leprosy hospitals and rehabilitation centres of the South Indian heartland.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leprosy in Colonial South India
Book Subtitle
Medicine and Confinement
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-3273-0
DOI
10.1057/9781403932730
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-92622-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42530-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
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