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Janam Mukherjee

in Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190209889
eISBN:
9780190492182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209889.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

When Calcutta was bombed in December 1942, many residents of the city fled, including rice merchants with roots elsewhere. Food supply in Calcutta was already in disarray, and so the government ... More


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