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The Great Bengal Famine

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the Great Bengal Famine of 1943, which had a reported death toll of about 1.5 million. An explanation for the famine is analysed in terms of the most common approach used—food ... More


Inflation In India: What do the Data Reveal about Regional Dimensions?

P. Mohanan Pillai, N. Shanta, and K. Pushpangadan

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this study, the regional variation in inflation is examined using national income deflator, wholesale price index, and consumer price indices of agricultural labour, industrial workers, and urban ... More


Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Amartya Sen

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines concentrates on food supply. This is shown to be ... More


Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

India is a country of great diversity. The commonly used indicators of ‘quality of life’ (such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and literacy) vary tremendously between the different states, ... More


Agrarian Politics and Rural Development in West Bengal *

Sunil Sengupta and Haris Gazdar

in Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines recent attempts to address the challenge of rural poverty in West Bengal. One distinguishing feature of the recent history of the said state is a significant change in the ... More


Case Study. Regulating the Sharecropping System: Operation Barga

Uday Shankar Saha and Mandira Saha

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Although West Bengal is one of India's smaller states, it is perceived to be the most populous wherein more than half of its population — about 72% — reside in rural areas on 6.3 million fragmented ... More


Sustainable Human Well‐Being: An Interpretation of Capability Enhancement From A “Stakeholders And Systems” Perspective

Kanchan Chopra

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Viewing human well-being from the two perspectives of capabilities and sustainable freedoms, this chapter attempts to interpret capability enhancement in the context of achieving sustainable freedoms ... More


Social Security and the Family: Coping with Seasonality and Calamity in Rural India

Bina Agarwal

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter draws upon existing studies focusing on the issue of social security essentially in terms of food security. It discusses a conceptual framework for understanding intrafamily relations ... More


Political Participation, Clientelism, and Targeting of Local Government Programs: Results from a Rural Household Survey in West Bengal, India

Pranab Bardhan, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, and Abhirup Sarkar

in Is Decentralization Good For Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198737506
eISBN:
9780191800894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737506.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides evidence concerning political participation (turnout, awareness, attendance at meetings, campaign involvement, voting) and its relation to local governance (targeting of public ... More


Before and After 1947: <i>c</i>.1921 to <i>c</i>.1971

Tim Dyson

in A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829058
eISBN:
9780191867484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829058.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Economic History

This chapter considers population trends in the decades either side of Independence. It does so in three broad phases. The first phase is the 1920s and 1930s—when there was unprecedented population ... More


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