9781108441964-1108441963-Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

ISBN-13: 9781108441964
ISBN-10: 1108441963
Author: Siegel, Benjamin Robert
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 290 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108441964
ISBN-10: 1108441963
Author: Siegel, Benjamin Robert
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 290 pages

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Acknowledged authors Siegel, Benjamin Robert wrote Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India comprising 290 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1108441963 and 9781108441964. Since then Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India 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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This ambitious and engaging new account of independent India's struggle to overcome famine and malnutrition in the twentieth century traces Indian nation-building through the voices of politicians, planners, and citizens. Siegel explains the historical origins of contemporary India's hunger and malnutrition epidemic, showing how food and sustenance moved to the center of nationalist thought in the final years of colonial rule. Independent India's politicians made promises of sustenance and then qualified them by asking citizens to share the burden of feeding a new and hungry state. Foregrounding debates over land, markets, and new technologies, Hungry Nation interrogates how citizens and politicians contested the meanings of nation-building and citizenship through food, and how these contestations receded in the wake of the Green Revolution. Drawing upon meticulous archival research, this is the story of how Indians challenged meanings of welfare and citizenship across class, caste, region, and gender in a new nation-state.

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