The Political Uses of Crisis: The Bihar Famine of 1966–1967

  title={The Political Uses of Crisis: The Bihar Famine of 1966–1967},
  author={Paul R. Brass},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={245 - 267}
  • P. Brass
  • Published 1 February 1986
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
In the summer of 1966, Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh provinces in India experienced one of the worst and most widespread droughts and crop failures in the history of the region during the twentieth century. Massive local, national, and international relief efforts were provided to prevent death by starvation on an immense scale. Nevertheless, the seriousness of the situation was only gradually and reluctantly accepted by the agencies, institutions, and governments that were ultimately… 

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