Leper Asylum Inpurulia and the German Missionaries: A Case StudyJournal: IMPACT : International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature (IMPACT : IJRHAL) (Vol.6, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2018-08-14
Authors : Anamika Ganguly;
Page : 327-330
Keywords : Leprosy; Misunderstanding; Hereditary; Curse; Natural Asylum;
Chotanagpur plateau, especially Purulia was a fertile land of the Lepers. It is a matter of sadness that the history of leprosy and its interaction with human being is one of suffering and misunderstanding. This disease is not hereditary or epidemic.Rev. Uffmann, a German missionary, cared for it. He established Leper asylum in Purulia. After that thousands of people cured from here and freed from the curse. This is a natural Asylum and still functioning from 1883.
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