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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


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


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