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This article examines a drugs trade in Asia that has been largely forgotten by historians and policy-makers: cocaine. It will briefly trace some of the contours of this commerce and the efforts to control it. It will also assess how successful these efforts were. The article is designed to contribute fresh perspectives on recent controversies in the historiography of drugs in Asia to argue that the agendas and agency of consumers are central to understanding why markets have formed there for psychoactive substances in the modern period.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Third World Quarterly|
|Early online date||30 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 30 Aug 2017|
|Event||International Health Organizations (IHOs): The history for the future network - Shanghai University, Shanghai, China|
Duration: 21 Apr 2016 → 22 Apr 2016
- historiography of drugs
- colonial India
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Mills, J. & Baruah, V.
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