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Leprosy in Colonial South India: Medicine and Confinement

The historiography of disease and medicine in colonial India has tended to concentrate on epidemic diseases and particularly those that have produced the greatest political upheavals. On the assumption that epidemic crises expose latent social tensions, historians have tended to treat epidemics as ‘windows’ through which to observe broader social and political trends. In aContinue reading “Leprosy in Colonial South India: Medicine and Confinement”