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The Demography of Famines: An Indian Historical Perspective . By Arup Maharatna. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996. xviii, 317 pp. $32.00 (cloth).
Demographic considerations are central to an understanding of famine, which is in turn essential for the formulation of an appropriate famine prevention policy. Arup Maharatna uses a wealth ofExpand
The South Indian Economy: Agrarian Change, Industrial Structure, and State Policy, c. 1914-1947.
The eight papers in this volume look at several issues: the role of the state and colonial policy in influencing the conditions and structure of agrarian change and industrialization in south India;Expand
Coping with scarcity: Wild foods and common lands: Kheda district (Gujarat, India), 1824/5
In 1824/5 much of western India, including Kheda (Kaira) district in central Gujarat (Bombay Presidency), experienced a severe drought and scarcity. Kharif grain and fodder crops failed, employmentExpand