Cultural Politics of Hygiene in India, 1890–1940

Contagions of Feeling

  • Srirupa Prasad

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Srirupa Prasad
    Pages 113-116
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 117-142

About this book


This book examines genealogies of contagion in between contagion as microbe and contagion as affect. It analyzes how and why hygiene became authoritative and succeeded in becoming a part of the broader social and cultural vocabulary within the colonialist, anti-colonial, as well as modernist discourses.


Contagion Public Health Affect Colonial History Postcolonialism Gender Domesticity Hygiene care health hygiene India

Authors and affiliations

  • Srirupa Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Missouri-ColumbiaUSA

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