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An Imperial Disaster: The Bengal Cyclone of 1876

Benjamin Kingsbury

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876098
eISBN:
9780190942946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876098.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The storm came on the night of 31 October. It was a full moon, and the tides were at their peak; the great rivers of eastern Bengal were flowing high and fast to the sea. In the early hours the ... More


Contaminated Flows: Water in the City, 1868–1956

Awadhendra Sharan

in In the City, Out of Place: Nuisance, Pollution, and Dwelling in Delhi, c. 1850-2000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198097297
eISBN:
9780199082957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097297.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the modern network for the supply of potable water, the techniques for its purification, and the question of drainage and sewerage in colonial Delhi. Officials claimed that the ... More


Hygieia, Disease, Municipal Order: A Paradox in the Dell

Queeny Pradhan

in Empire in the Hills: Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu, 1820-1920

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199463558
eISBN:
9780199088874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463558.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses the contradictions of the imperial–capitalist enterprise. The hill stations were considered to be the abode of Goddess Hygieia. The contrast between the hills and the plains ... More


Public Health Administration, the Famine of 1943–4, and Impact on Women

Sujata Mukherjee

in Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women's Health Care in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468225
eISBN:
9780199087426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468225.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the evolution of public health care administration, female mortality and the gruesome impact of the catastrophic Bengal famine of 1943. Since 1919 health had come under the ... More


The Epidemic

Benjamin Kingsbury

in An Imperial Disaster: The Bengal Cyclone of 1876

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876098
eISBN:
9780190942946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876098.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The inadequacy of the government’s disaster relief directly contributed to the terrible cholera epidemic that followed the storm. A lack of food, clean water, and shelter had left the people of the ... More


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