|Statement||by Prof. T. K. Dutt.|
|LC Classifications||HC437.B4 D8|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||168|
|LC Control Number||46020404|
Hungry Bengal examines these intricately interconnected events, foregrounding the political economy of war and famine in order to analyse the complex nexus of hunger, war and civil violence in colonial Bengal at the twilight of British rule. Preview this book. A background to the geographical, economic and political history of this land is imperative to understand Bengal and its people. Janam Mukherjee’s Hungry Bengal is just that – an insightful history of the pre-independence Bengal with focus on WWII and its impact on colonial Bengal. The book changes many a perceptions/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dutt, T.K. Hungry Bengal. Lahore, Indian printing works  (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. So 'Hungry Bengal. War, Famine and the End of Empire' by Janam Mukherjee was an interesting read. The relevant points from Mukherjee's conclusion merit quoting: "In the context of Britain’s war in Asia, the Bengal Famine cannot be understood merely as the story of a particularly grotesque form of “collateral damage” (as it sometimes has /5(2).
Hungry Bengal's central thesis is that the famines of and were not two discrete events. They were part of a process set in motion by colonial authorities engaged in total war, and with the connivance of a business and political elite more interest in profit and power than in the wretched fates reserved for the : Oxford University Press. Hungry Bengal: War, Famine, Riots, and the End of Empire. By. Janam Mukherjee. A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment. of the requirement for the degree of. Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology and History) In the University of Michigan Doctoral Committee: Professor Barbara D. Metcalf, Chair. Emeritus Professor. About the Book The years leading up to the independence and accompanying partition of India mark a tumultuous period in the history of Bengal. Representing both a major front in the Indian Struggle against colonial rule, as well as crucial Allied outpost in the British/American war against Japan, Bengal stood at the crossroads of complex and contentious structural forces-both domestic and. 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 , and the Calcutta riots of
The years leading up to the independence and accompanying partition of India mark a tumultuous period in the history of Bengal. While for the British the priority was to save the empire from imminent collapse, for the majority of the Indian population the s were years of acute scarcity, violent dislocation and enduring calamity. In particular, there are three major crises that shaped the. Bengal Boi বেঙ্গল বই - 1/3 Block D, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Bangladesh - Rated based on Reviews "Book shop need to be silent ' but too much noise /5(). Janam Mukherjee, Hungry Bengal, War, Famine and the End of Empire (Hurst & Company ), xiii, pp The Bengal famine of , which killed at least three million people, is probably best known in the West as the exemplar in Amartya Sen’s famous argument that famine is a socially-constructed : Elaine Graham-Leigh. Get this from a library! 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, offering a fresh insight into Indian history by focussing on three crises that precipitated independence.