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Railroads, Prices, and Peasant Rationality: India 1860–1900
In the literature on India's economic history, there has been a long debate on the influence of railroad development on the welfare of Indian farmers. Some economists and historians have argued thatExpand
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Prosperity and Misery in Modern Bengal: The Famine of 1943-1944
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Dearth, Famine, and Risk: The Changing Impact of Crop Failures in Western India,
This article asks: why were crop failures (dearths) so frequent in western India between 1870 and 1920, and why did dearth decreasingly result in famine, that is, in severe elevation of mortality andExpand
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Famines epidemics and population growth: the case of India.
The factors which determined Indias rate of population increase from 1872 until the present are examined and 3 periods with very different rates of population growth are distinguished. The annualExpand
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Subject to Famine: Food Crisis and Economic Change in Western India, 1860-1920
Michelle McAlpin moves beyond the concerns of previous studies of famine (most of which focus on governmental procedures designed to alleviate it) and examines hitherto neglected problems, such asExpand
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The effects of expansion of markets on rural income distribution in nineteenth century India
There is widespread agreement that one of the effects of Indian railroads in the period 1860-1900 was expansion of the markets for agricultural commodities. In tracing this expansion one studyExpand
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