Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

An abstract diagram showing the spatial distribution of laborers on a tea plantation. A series of black and white bars arranged into groups and surrounded with dotted lines. The black bars represent "New Coolies" and the white bars represent "Old Coolies." The groups are labelled "Kumhas," "Santals," "Uraons," Goreits," "Paharias." The diagram is captioned "Portion of a coolie line at the end of the recruiting season showing the settlement of new coolies among the older residents."

Title:  “To Illustrate Non-Immune Immigration,” from Malaria in the Duars: being the second report to the advisory committee appointed by the Government of India to conduct an enquiry regarding blackwater and other fevers prevalent in the Duars. Simla: Government Monotype Press, 1911.

Artist/Maker: S. R. Christophers and C. A. Bently

Date: 1911

Source: National Library of Scotland

Copyright/Permissions: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): The Duars, India

Art Hx