Using case studies of cholera, plague, malaria, and yellow fever, this book analyzes how factors such as public health diplomacy, trade, imperial governance, medical technologies, and cultural norms operated within global and colonial conceptions of political and epidemiological risk to shape infectious disease policies in colonial India.
SANDHYA POLU is currently Special Aide to the United States Ambassador to Italy at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy. Prior to this appointment, she worked at the Tauri Group, advising the US Department of Defense on international biosecurity policies. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University and a B.A. in History from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy.
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction All Eyes on India Plague and Cholera The Epidemic versus the Endemic Malaria India's True Plague From Panama to Khartoum Yellow Fever Inches Closer to Home Disease as Prism Epilogue: Swine Flu Redux Notes Bibliography Index