Bengal Famine Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Bengal Famine
A look at the Great Bengal Famine of 1943
# 131302 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Geography (General) , Sociology (Poverty)

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This paper gives an in-depth examination of the Great Bengal Famine of 1943, which had a death toll of around five million people.According to the paper, a Commission was formed following the catastrophe to assess the damage and to place responsibility. The paper further shows that the initial death toll was considered to be an under-estimate. This is followed by a closer look at the primary issue, which is the cause.

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"... examines the Great Bengal Famine of 1943, with a death toll of around five million people. A Commission was formed to assess the damage and to place responsibility, and on member though there had been an under-estimate of the number dead. The primary issue now is the cause. There are three rice crops in Bengal. Aman is sown in May and June and harvested as a winter crop. Aus is sown in April and harvested in August or September. Boro is planted in November and harvested in Spring. The winter crop is the most important, and in 1942 the autumn crop was slightly below normal and the winter crop also a bit less than normal, at 83 percent of the preceding four years. This was because of a cyclone in..."

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