Vika Kalashnikava Essay Assignment #2 History 1020-51 Professor Paul Jentz 2-3-18 Bubonic Plagues in India of 19th and 20th Centuries: A Brief Summary Many diseases takeover the lives of people every day. The bubonic plague was a serious epidemic that killed many people around the world. In 1896, at one of the major shipping hubs in the British colony of India, the bubonic plague had made its entrance at the port of Bombay. 1 By 1930, the death toll in India was at least 12 million. This plague had a great amount of impact on the country, both good and bad. Although, it caused a great amount of deaths and social changes, it was also a lesson that later would bring good change and improvements into the country. The Indian plague was almost equivalent to The Black Death when looking at the social impacts, but whether one is worse than the other is unknown. In the early 1897, the British government took action by inspecting and detaining ships, roads, and passengers who were suspected of having the plague. 2
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