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Famine, philanthropy, and the colonial state : North India in the early nineteenth century

Author: Sanjay Sharma, (Historian)
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: SOAS studies on South Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at the scarcities and famines that afflicted north India in the early 19th century. It situates famine in the process of colonization and argues that political, ideological, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sharma, Sanjay.
Famine, philanthropy, and the colonial state.
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)605022560
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanjay Sharma, (Historian)
ISBN: 0195653866 9780195653861
OCLC Number: 47964956
Description: xviii, 256 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Famine in the Colonial Agenda: The North Indian Experience: c. 1780-1837 --
Ch. 3. Famine-Crime as Popular Action --
Ch. 4. Against Indolence: 'Paupers', 'Public Works' and Philanthropy --
Ch. 5. 'Irrigating the Lands, Irrigating the Minds': Panacea for a Parched North India.
Series Title: SOAS studies on South Asia.
Responsibility: Sanjay Sharma.
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