Plague, Policy and Popular Unrest in British India

  title={Plague, Policy and Popular Unrest in British India},
  author={Ira Klein},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={723 - 755}
  • I. Klein
  • Published 1 October 1988
  • Economics
  • Modern Asian Studies
The dark and fatal passage of plague across the Indian sub-continent in the early twentieth-century, and the inability of Western medicine quickly to halt its incursions symptomized disharmonies in the relationship between modernization and Indian society and ecology. The impact of economic development and environmental change on Indian mortality has been examined elsewhere, but the result was the perpetuation or increase of high death-rates from a multiplicity of diseases through the end of… 

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