When India Drugged China

Some 350 years ago, there was another way India and China were deeply linked

The book Opium City argues that the rise of Bombay as a commercial centre is owed to its accidental importance as a conduit for opium exports to China. Equally, interesting is the story of opium. Large-scale exports of Indian opium to Southeast Asia started in the 17th century. It was one of the key commodities...

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