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Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants
Book synopsis: The Indian Ocean was global long before the Atlantic, and today the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal—India, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia—are home to one inExpand
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Risk and the South Asian monsoon
South Asia’s dependence on the monsoon has always been a source of economic uncertainty. This paper examines the history of ways of thinking about the monsoon and risk, focusing on India. The scienceExpand
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Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asia
Book synopsis: Migration is at the heart of Asian history. For centuries migrants have tracked the routes and seas of their ancestors – merchants, pilgrims, soldiers, and sailors – along the SilkExpand
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In search of a 'magic bullet' for tuberculosis: South India and beyond, 1955-1965
Between 1956 and the mid-1960s, urban south India served as a global ‘laboratory’ for the study of tuberculosis. This article examines the origins and development of two internationally sponsoredExpand
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Political culture of health in India: a historical perspective
This paper provides a historical perspective on the political culture of public health in India. It examines the genesis of the state’s commitment to provide for the health of the people, but arguesExpand
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Migration and health in southeast Asian history
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Health in India Since Independence
This paper suggests that history is essential to an understanding of the challenges facing health policy in India today. Institutional trajectories matter, and the paper tries to show that a historyExpand
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Decolonizing international health
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