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Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India

Nandini Bhattacharya


Colonialism created exclusive economic and segregatory social spaces for the exploitation and management of natural and human resources, in the form of plantations, ports, mining towns, hill stations, civil lines, and new urban centres for Europeans. This book studies the social history of medicine within two intersecting enclaves in colonial India: the hill-station of Darjeeling, which incorporated the sanitarian and racial norms of the British Raj; and in the adjacent tea plantations of North Bengal, which produced tea for the global market. It explores the demographic and environmental tran ... More

Keywords: tea plantations, colonial enclaves, hill-stations, Darjeeling, British Raj, North Bengal, sanatoria, tropical medicine, malaria, colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318290
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317835


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nandini Bhattacharya, author