Healing in an Opiated Empire: Opium and Medicine in South Asia, 1893-1895.

Kola, Tara.


  • This thesis analyzes how opium was contested, prescribed, and used as a medicine in South Asia in the final decade of the nineteenth-century. In response to public pressure to prohibit opium in India and abolish the opium trade with China, the British Parliament approved the formation of a Royal Commission on Opium in 1893. From 1893-1895, the Royal Commission was tasked with investigating whether ... read more
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