Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 29 October

Michaelmas Term 2012 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The following seminars will be held at on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

‘Health and Medicine in Britain and its Empire’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison

Week 4 – 29 October
Saurabh Mishra, University of Sheffield
The Land of Milk and Honey: Dairy Consumption, Public Health and Middle Class Anxiety in North India, 1880-1920

About the speaker
Dr Saurabh Mishra read history at Delhi University, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi), and completed his Ph.D. at University of Oxford (2008). He subsequently held a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford for a project on disease, famines and livestock in colonial North India, and joined the History Department at the University of Sheffield in September 2012. He is  currently working on his second manuscript, titled Beastly Burdens of the Raj: Livelihood, Livestock and Veterinary Health in North India, 1790-1920 (to be published in 2013).

Selected publications
– Pilgrimage, Politics and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920, Oxford University Press, India, 2011. Bodleian Libraries copies available

– ‘Of Poisoners, Tanners and the British Raj: Cattle Poisoning and the Making of the Chamar Caste in Colonial North India, 1850-1880’, in Indian Economic and Social History Review (vol. 48, no. 3, September 2011).

‘Beasts, Murrains and the Raj: Reassessing Colonial Medicine from the Veterinary Perspective, 1860-1900’, in Bulletin of the History of Medicine (vol. 85, no. 4, Winter 2011).

Image from NLS Medical History of British India

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