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(S-THETRUTHABOUTINDIANOPIUM. DOCUMENT DEPT. CONTENTS. PAGE alCommissiononOpiuminIndia 1 ductionofOpiuminIndia-4. THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIUM SMOKING was a collaborative effort first published in In this re-publication through North Sea Tales Adult, A Rescuing Knowledge Project Book, we are brought into this decadent review of the history of Opium use in China, PRESENTED IN restored : Sorceress Cagliastro, Rev.

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In the thriving, state-run global trade, exports increased from 4, chests. The best books on the Opium War, as recommended by Oxford historian, Julia Lovell. Empire was bankrolled by opium money, and opium is a highly addictive and illegal narcotic.

That is a very inconvenient truth. Some historians of the Opium War, and politicians and merchants at the time, argued that we just brought the opium to China, and the.

Digital Rare Book: The Truth about Indian Opium By G. Graham Dixon Published H.M. Stationery Office, London - Read Book Online. Opium (or poppy tears, scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is dried latex obtained from the seed capsules of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum.

Approximately 12 percent of opium is made up of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for illegal drug latex also contains the closely related.

These books, all by Indian writers, paint realistic pictures of the country’s geographical, cultural and political landscapes of a novel about Bombay’s old opium dens. Built from brutality. OPIUM is the spontaneously coagulated latex which exudes when the partly ripened capsules of Papaver somniferum L.

are lanced on the living plant. On exposure to air, the white, pale-yellow or. India is one of the largest legal producers of opium along with Afghanistan and Myanmar. Opium is also used to make medications such as morphine, codeine and thebaine. Most of these by-products of opium are either consumed domestically or exported for medicinal use.

The British East India Company's import of opium to China reaches a staggering two thousand chests of opium per year. The British East India Company establishes a monopoly on the opium trade.

In India for the promotional tour of her latest book, The Opium Wars, British author Julia Lovell, is fascinated by the silence that surrounds the Anglo-Chinese Opium Wars in India.

Here's the. They were commissioned by Dr D. Lyall (the personal assistant in charge of opium-making) for a series of wall paintings in the Gulzarbagh factory. However, Lyall was killed induring the so-called Indian Mutiny, and the scheme was abandoned. All pictures courtesy “Rare Book Society of India” “The Truth about Indian Opium”.

APPENDIX. AnswerstoExcusesfortheOpiumTrade. -smoUngnotveryinjurious, TestimonyoftheChinese—BritishOfficials—MedicalMen. Excuse2. The first book in the trilogy, Sea of Poppies, set the scene with an in-depth look at the harvesting and manufacture of opium in India.

River of Smoke details the life at sea and in the foreign enclave in Canton of the immensely rich men who dominated the trade, principally Britons. It was not two centuries ago. Under the British Raj, an enormous amount of opium was being exported out of India until the s.

And no, the opium story was not really the trigger for the novel. What basically interested me when I started this book were the lives of the Indian indentured workers, especially those who left India from the Bihar. In the final book of the trilogy, Ghosh writes about individuals fully caught up in the First Opium War () as yet another ship, the Hind, sails from India to China, again with a motley cast, some seeking answers to questions created by the events of earlier books, others keen for money and adventure.

Britain’s governor-general of India wrote in“We are taking measures for extending the cultivation of the poppy, with a view to a large increase in the supply of opium.” The Opium War of started when the Chinese imperial government confronted foreign merchant ships and demanded they surrender their illegal cargo.

The 99 year British lease on Hong Kong expired in July allowing the Red Chinese to take over. Hundreds of newspaper stories and TV reports have covered this event but not one revealed how England first gained control of Hong Kong.

The truth lies buried in the family line of David Sassoon, "The Rothschilds of The Far East," and their monopoly over the opium trade.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and Bibliographic Record. Author: Brereton, William H. Title: The Truth about Opium Being a Refutation of the Fallacies of the Anti-Opium Society and a Defence of the Indo-China Opium Trade Subject: Opium trade -- China -- History -- 19th century Subject: Opium trade -- India -- History -- 19th.

opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum.

Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and has a characteristic odor and a bitter taste. Its chief active principle is the alkaloid morphine, a narcotic. The Truth about Opium Smoking: With Illustrations of the Manufacture of Opium, Etc Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform Author.

Opium comes from the sap in unripe poppy-seed pods. The sap dries into a brown latex that contains alkaloids which produce a host of narcotic and pharmaceutical drugs, including heroin, morphine and codeine. Records of opium cultivation go back more than 5, years and it was used as a painkiller by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Opium was produced in India under an East India monopoly. The only part that entrepreneurs played was taking it from here to China and selling it. It was essentially a smuggling trade. The history of capitalism is sold to us as a great history of financial innovations.

That too is nonsense. Karl E Meyer Editorial Notebook column on conflict between Britain and China from to known as Opium War, which marked beginning of a.

Q: When was the official Opium Department in British India abolished. A: TLDR- I am not exactly sure, but my guess it never was formally abolished.

The independence of India abolished a lot of things, this was yet another department which faced th. British rule in India and British control of the Indian princely states ensured a steady supply of opium from India to China, thereby facilitating the transfer of economic surplus from China to Britain.

So profitable was the opium trade that the cultivation and production of opium in India was carefully monitored by the colonial state.

In response to a new edict from the emperor, the British East India Company had solemnly vowed to abandon the drug traffic inbut actually it expanded its poppy fields and sold the opium produced from mem at auction to free-lance “country ships” owned by British and Indian traders.

However, India is the only nation allowed to extract gum opium—skilled workers extract the latex that contains 70% of the morphine synthesized by the plant by lancing its flower-bearing pod. opium included Britain, the U.S., Turkey, India, and Southeast Asia as well as domestic Chinese merchants.

The origins of opium consumption in China are very old, and its first real boom as an item of consumption began after tobacco was introduced from the New World in the 16th century and Chinese smokers took a fancy to mixing it with the drug. I n our quest to know what books to read to get a better understanding of India’s history, we turned to you, our readers.

A few days ago we asked everyone on our Facebook and Twitter pages to recommend a book on Indian history. Many of you responded with some wonderful suggestions. We also received many e-mails suggesting books we had never heard of. Indian opium has a great advantage over Turkish and Iranian opium, in so far as Turkish opium contains less than 1 per cent of codeine on the average, and Iranian opium about per cent, whereas Indian opium, apart from its high morphine content, gives an average of per cent of codeine.

The beautiful opium poppy is native to Turkey and is a common garden plant in the United States. When the unripe seed capsules are cut, they exude a milky latex that is the source of raw opium and can be processed into morphine, codeine, and heroin.

the plant is used in religious practices in India and Africa (and probably elsewhere) and is. The India-China opium trade was very important to the British economy.

Britain had fought two wars in the mid 19th century known as the ‘ Opium Wars ’, ostensibly in support of free trade against Chinese restrictions but in reality because of the immense profits to be made in the trading of opium.

“The Mixing Room, Opium Factory at Patna India” “In the Mixing Room the contents of the earthen pans are thrown into vats and stirred with blind rakes until the whole mass becomes a homogeneous paste.” Prose from The Graphic reproduced in: The Truth about Opium Smoking, Lithograph after W.

Sherwill, ca. Wellcome Images. The prohibition of drugs through sumptuary legislation or religious law is a common means of attempting to prevent the recreational use of certain intoxicating substances.

While some drugs are illegal to possess, many governments regulate the manufacture, distribution, marketing, sale and use of certain drugs, for instance through a prescription system. For example, amphetamines may be. Opium poppies generally flower after about 90 days of growth and continue to flower for two to three weeks.

The petals last for two to four days and then drop to reveal a small, round, green fruit which continues to develop. These fruits or pods (also called "seedpods," "capsules," "bulbs," or "poppy.

The EIC ferried opium to China, and in due course fought the opium wars in order to seize an offshore base at Hong Kong and safeguard its profitable monopoly in narcotics. The East India. In the Indian classical texts, opium finds its first mention in the Sarangdhara Samhita, which is primarily a book on pharmacy and popular amongst the physicians of Rajasthan, supposed to be written in the thirteenth or fourteenth century AD, as aphiphena and nagaphena.

A fifteenth century text contains reference to the extensive use of opium.- The Truth about Opium Smoking, Image: Illustrations of the mode of preparing the Indian opium intended for the Chinese market from drawings by Captain Walter .

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