Powders, potions and tablets: the 'quinine fraud' in British India, 1890-1939

P. Barton, J.H. Mills (Editor), P. Barton (Editor)

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Drugs and Empires introduces new research from a range of historians that re-evaluates the relationship between intoxicants and empires in the modern world. This chapter focuses on the misuse and illegal market in quinine supplies in British India.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrugs and Empires: Essays in Modern Imperialism and Intoxication, c.1500-1930
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, United Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780230516519
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • British India
  • drug misuse
  • illegal trade
  • quinine


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