Nutrition as a public health problem (1900-1947)

  title={Nutrition as a public health problem (1900-1947)},
  author={C. Sathyamala},
This working paper examines the construction of a ‘native’ diet in India by the British from the early 1900s to mid 1900s when the country gained Independence. It was not until the 1920s that malnutrition was ‘discovered’ and constructed as an imperial problem worthy of systematic scientific inquiry in the colonies. This period also coincides with the increasing attention paid by the international public health community to nutrition. In the west, the existence of food deprivation in the… CONTINUE READING


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