Contagion and Enclaves
Tropical Medicine in Colonial India
Dr Nandini Bhattacharya is Wellcome Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leicester.
List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Disease and Colonial Enclaves 2. The Sanatorium of Darjeeling: European Health in a Tropical Enclave 3. Pioneering Years in Plantation and Medicine in Darjeeling, Terai and Duars 4. The Sanatorium Enclave: Climate and Class in Colonial Darjeeling 5. Contending Visions of Health Care in the Plantation Enclaves 6. The Plantation Enclave, the Colonial State and Labour Health Care 7. Tropical Medicine in Its ‘Field’: Malaria, Hookworm and the Rhetoric of the ‘Local’ 8. Habitation and Health in Colonial Enclaves: The Hill-station and the Tea Plantations Bibliography Index
The Postcolonialism across the Disciplines Series seeks to span “the traditional range of disciplines… in postcolonial studies but also those less acknowledged” (front matter). Nandini Bhattacharya’s Contagion and Enclaves does this admirably ... Contagion and Enclaves provides fascinating analysis of the intersections between medical ideas and practices, and the struggles of colonial political economy.
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 15.1 (2013)
... this is an interesting book with several fresh perspectives. ... a book that adds greatly to our understanding of European perceptions of the ‘tropics’
Social History of Medicine, vol 27, no 1
Combining original observations with very sophisticated arguments, written both clearly and elegantly, this makes an important contribution to the field.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: November 20, 2012
Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines 10