The Bengal Famine

Top of page    Underlying reasons    May 1942 - Boat Denial policy    16 October 1942 - The Midnapore Cyclone    Food requesitioning    January 1943 - First reports of famine in the villages    May 1943 - The first starving villagers reach Calcutta    June 1943 - First reports of death from famine in the villages     The reporting of the Famine    August 1943 - Peak of the Bengal Famine    August 1943 - Soup kitchens & voluntary aid    The Azad Hind Government offers Japanese rice for Bengal    November 1943 - Food rationing in Calcutta    August 1943 - Disposal of the dead    Army relief work    December 1943 - The famine comes to an end    Inquiry Commission

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