Drought and Famine in India, 1870–2016

  title={Drought and Famine in India, 1870–2016},
  author={Vimal Mishra and Amar Deep Tiwari and Saran Aadhar and Reepal Shah and Mu Xiao and D. S. Pai and Dennis P. Lettenmaier},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  pages={2075 - 2083}
Millions of people died due to famines in India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; however, the relationship of historical famines with drought is complicated and not well understood. Using station‐based observations and simulations, we reconstruct soil moisture (agricultural) drought in India for the period 1870–2016. We show that over this century and a half period, India experienced seven major drought periods (1876–1882, 1895–1900, 1908–1924, 1937–1945, 1982–1990, 1997–2004, and… 
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