Datura is a beautiful flower found throughout India. It is also a minor poison which has a storied past in local folklore. How did locals use this plant in medicine and local conflict? Join us as we explore local tradition and crime through the eyes of British officials.
David Arnold, Toxic Histories: Poison and Pollution in Modern India, Cambridge University Press, (2016).
JD Adams and C Garcia, "Spirit, Mind and Body in Chumash Healing", Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol 4., Hindawi Publishing Corporation, (2005), pp. 459–463.
John F Burns, "Accident or Mass Murder? India's Food Poisoning Mystery" New York Times (Aug 18 1996).
Rajendra Aklekar, Halt Station India: The Dramatic Tale of the Nation's First Rail Lines. Rupa Publications, (2014).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)