Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940: Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies) (Hardcover)

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By S. Polu
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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 Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780230354609
ISBN-10: 0230354602
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
Pages: 229
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies

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