The Demography of Famines: An Indian Historical Perspective . By Arup Maharatna. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996. xviii, 317 pp. $32.00 (cloth).

@article{Frost1998TheDO,
  title={The Demography of Famines: An Indian Historical Perspective . By Arup Maharatna. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996. xviii, 317 pp. \$32.00 (cloth).},
  author={M. Frost},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={57},
  pages={581-583}
}
  • M. Frost
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
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 of historical material to develop a conceptual framework for examining the relationship between various demographic processes and famines in India during the colonial and post-colonial periods.