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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Public response towards plague prevention policies in colonial Punjab

Author(s): Ritu

Abstract: The plague was very severe in Punjab. From 1897 to 1947, more than thirty lakhs people died because of the plague. The government took various steps deal with the epidemic. There were various reactions among people regarding the measures taken to prevent the plague. These responses depended on how people were affected by the epidemic and what preventive actions the government undertook. Some sections of the society voluntarily collaborated in government functions. Some educated middle class criticised the preliminary work done by the government. They used newspapers to express their indignation against the insensitive conduct and lax attitude of administrators. At the same time, other people opposed government policies. The religious, cultural sentiments of the people were hurt due to administrative coercion. Even the British officers conceded that the masses had no confidence in the local subordinate officials. At times, there were clear indications of the loss of faith in the British Raj.

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Ritu. Public response towards plague prevention policies in colonial Punjab. Int J Hist 2021;3(2):09-12.
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