The Black Death Of India And The Peasant 's Revolt

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Introduction This report will examine the causes and affects of the Black Death in India and the Peasant’s Revolt in England, during the medieval period lasting from the 5th century to the 15th century (500-1500s). Throughout the report, information will include significant individuals involved or affected by the event, a significant occurrence during each event, and finally the interconnections that can be established between the Peasant’s Revolt and Black Death. The Black Death The Black Death is said to be the worst catastrophe ever recorded throughout the medieval period. It was a slow and grim way to die as it caused throbbing fever and painful swelling of the lymph glands called buboes (Black spots) that develops when you…show more content…
There is no recorded evidence of the Black Death affecting India during the 14th century. Instead it has been said to start later in India around the 17th century. The plagues normal biome is semi arid grassland and therefore the plague has evidently avoided India, which consisted of tropical rainforest biomes. This is why the first ‘hit’ of the disease has been said to pass India but come back later because of trade routes constantly moving back and forth. Impacts of the Black Death in India During the middle ages the Black Death did not affect India dramatically or create any large complications. From numerous sources, only a few hundred people died throughout the whole medieval period from the plague in India. Even if there were small outbreaks, there is not enough recorded evidence of population decline in India. Although there weren’t many incidents, emperors were still alert of the plague. The first documented account was in 1644 however this is no longer in the medieval period. Emperor Jahangir There is no documented evidence of anyone in truth dying or affected by the plague during the middle ages, although there is definitely evidence of India being affected later. Emperor Jahangir in Hindustan, India in 1616 had heard rumours of the plaque killing seventeen people on a trade route just outside of the Indian borders. He visited the scene of the bodies and found buboes on the bodies reassuring that the virus was contracted by the pneumonic plague.

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