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The Indian Economy and Disasters during the Late Nineteenth Century: Problems of Interpretation of Colonial Economy

@inproceedings{Wakimura2012TheIE,
  title={The Indian Economy and Disasters during the Late Nineteenth Century: Problems of Interpretation of Colonial Economy},
  author={Kohei Wakimura},
  year={2012}
}
The period from the beginning of the 1870s to the end of the 1910s can be called ‘the age of famines and epidemics’ in British India. The population growth rate was very low (0.37%) due to the many mortality crises such as famines and epidemics (McAlpin, 1983b, p. 153). Eleven famines occurred during the second half of the nineteenth century. At least three (1876-78, 1896-97, and 1899-1900) out of the eleven were great famines, resulting in millions of deaths. For example, it is estimated that… Expand

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