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Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Saurabh Mishra

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies the organization and meanings of the Haj from India during colonial times and analyses it from political, commercial, and medical perspectives — between 1860, the year of the first ... More


Framing the Pilgrimage: Contours of the Haj from the Indian Subcontinent

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sketches an overall picture of the pilgrimage from the Indian subcontinent and outlines the broad trends and changes that occurred within the period under study. It compares the colonial ... More


Introduction

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Considered the epicentre of the Muslim universe, Mecca attracts hundreds of thousands of believers every year. It is this pull of Mecca which induced people to undertake difficult journeys in the ... More


Medicalizing Mecca: European Policies and Pilgrims' Experiences in Mecca

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The study of sanitary regulations around the Haj has shown that, by the late nineteenth century, Mecca became deeply embedded within medical debates. It was discussed all over the world and found a ... More


Politics and the Pilgrimage: The Haj in the Early Twentieth Century

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The last few decades of the nineteenth century heralded a period of intense anti-British Muslim politics in the subcontinent, and Mecca was at the centre of real or perceived insurgent activities. ... More


Conclusion

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter summarizes discussions of the volume. There were many transformations in the meanings of the pilgrimage during the colonial period and later, right down to the contemporary period. This ... More


Plague Beyond India

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This chapter investigates whether plague protest in India can be generalized for the rest of the world. Outside India such riots were far fewer and on a smaller scale. Plague riots in China added an ... More


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