9780190209889-0190209887-Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire

Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire

ISBN-13: 9780190209889
ISBN-10: 0190209887
Edition: 1
Author: Mukherjee, Janam
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190209889
ISBN-10: 0190209887
Edition: 1
Author: Mukherjee, Janam
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mukherjee, Janam wrote Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire comprising 336 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190209887 and 9780190209889. Since then Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 a crucial Allied outpost in the British/American war against Japan, Bengal stood at the crossroads of complex and contentious structural forces - both domestic and international - which, taken together, defined an era of political uncertainty, social turmoil and collective violence. While for the British the overarching priority was to save the empire from imminent collapse at any cost, for the majority of the Indian population the 1940s were years of acute scarcity, violent dislocation and enduring calamity. In particular there are three major crises that shaped the social, economic and political context of pre-partition Bengal: the Second World War, the Bengal famine of 1943, and the Calcutta riots of 1946. 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.

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