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The demography of Indian famines : a historical perspective

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  title={The demography of Indian famines : a historical perspective},
  author={Arup Maharatna},
  year={1992}
}
This is a study of demographic responses to Indian famines in a historical perspective. During the closing decades of the nineteenth and in the early twentieth centuries four major famines occurred in the Indian subcontinent. These famines - precipitated by droughts - involved large-scale excess mortality. After the early twentieth century India was relatively free of major famine until a severe famine, affecting mainly the eastern province of Bengal, occurred in 1943-44 largely because of the… 

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