Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

bySaurabh Mishra

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This book situates the Haj in the context of political, commercial, and medical developments in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It explores pilgrimage against the larger European politics around Mecca and discusses its organization, dynamics, and meanings. The author shows how Hajplayed an influential role in shaping medical policies and practices, debates, and disease definitions. He also examines the ways in which the pilgrimage was seen by ordinary pilgrims. The volume argues that despite the increasing 'medicalization' of the Haj, pilgrims from the subcontinent continuedto view it as an intensely spiritual experience. This will interest scholars and students of history, particularly those concerned with issues of health and medicine in colonial India. It will also be useful for those interested in the history of the pilgrimage.

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This book situates the Haj in the context of political, commercial, and medical developments in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It explores pilgrimage against the larger European politics around Mecca and discusses its organization, dynamics, and meanings. The author shows how Hajplayed an influential role in shaping medica...

Saurabh Mishra did his D.Phil from University of Oxford. He is Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellcome Trust Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198070608

ISBN - 13:9780198070603

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PrefaceIntroduction1. Framing the Pilgrimage: Contours of the Haj from the Indian Subcontinent2. Cholera, Commerce, and the Kaaba: Epidemics and the Haj from India3. Medicalizing Mecca: European Policies and Pilgrims' Experiences in Mecca4. Politics and the Pilgrimage: The Haj in the Early Twentieth CenturyBibliographyIndex