October 2012: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research program, 2010 – 11 alumnus, Rajib Dasgupta released his new book titled “Urbanising Cholera: The Social Determinants of Its Re-emergence.” This book is a revival of the eco-social approach in examining the social determinants of cholera and deals with different aspects of the problem. Taking a public health perspective, the study gives a social epidemiological account of cholera with a focus on the urban poor. This book would be of interest to historians of public health, urban health practitioners including local self-government organizations and urban planners.
Dasgupta focused on research for this book during his Fulbright tenure at Johns Hopkins University. A medical doctor, Dasgupta is an associate professor at the Center of Social Health and Community Medicine at JNU, Delhi.
Urbanising Cholera (Permission Received from Orient BlackSwan to print this image)