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Decolonisation, Development and Disease: A Social History of Malaria in Sri Lanka

By: Kalinga Tudor Silva

Price: $15.96

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101923

ISBN: 8125054294

Condition: New


The 1901 Census of Ceylon identified malaria as a “bane” of the island. And through the ensuing century a story of development has sprung around the control of this endemic disease. A story of development that is scripted by a postcolonial state, as it grew to espouse a hegemonic Sinhala nationalist ideology. Decolonisation, Development and Disease looks at the dynamic interplay between malaria and its social, political and environmental milieu in Sri Lanka over an 80-year period from 1930 to 2010. The volume begins with an ethno-historical account of the accumulated body of indigenous kno... View more info