Excess mortality during the Bengal famine: A re-evaluation

  title={Excess mortality during the Bengal famine: A re-evaluation},
  author={T. Dyson and A. Maharatna},
  journal={Indian Economic & Social History Review},
  pages={281 - 297}
The magnitude of mortality during the Bengal famine has been hotly debated. It is generally agreed that official estimates-including that of 1.5 million ’excess’ deaths produced by the Famine Inquiry Commission (FIC}are too low, partly because they make inadequate allowance for underregistration of deaths.’ Indeed, W.R. Aykr{)yd; who was responsible for this estimate, later conceded that ’it was an underestimate, especially in that it took too little account of roadside deaths, but not as gross… Expand
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