Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 October 2015

336 Pages | 1 b/w Map

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190209889

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Hungry Bengal

War, Famine and the End of Empire

Janam Mukherjee

  • An unsparing account of one of the most overlooked episodes of mass starvation in history.
  • Offers fresh insight into Indian history by focussing on three crises that precipitated independence: WWII, the Bengal famine of 1943, and the Calcutta riots of 1946
  • Lucid account of a long-ignored moment in Indian history.

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