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WAS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GREAT BENGAL FAMINE OF 1943?


SPEAKERS:


Amb. Kishan S Rana

Ambassador Kishan S. Rana is Professor Emeritus, and a Senior Fellow at DiploFoundation. He was Ambassador and High Commissioner for Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany; and consul general in San Francisco. He served on staff of PM Indira Gandhi (1981-82).

Author of the forthcoming book - Churchill, and India: Manipulation Or Betrayal?


Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya

'Sanjoy Bhattacharya is a historian of South Asia in 19th and 20th centuries, and also works on national, international and global health policy analysis. He is current Head of the School of History at the University of Leeds, UK, where he holds the additional role of Professor of Medical and Global Health Histories.'


Dr Madhusree Mukherjee

Madhusree Mukerjee is a writer and journalist. She is the author of The Land of Naked People: Encounters with Stone Age Islanders (2003) and Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II (2010). She is also a contributor to the People's Archive of Rural India and an editor with Scientific American.She documents the role played by the policies, as well as the racial and political worldview, of the war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his trusted friend and advisor Frederick Lindemann, in the death and devastation caused by the Bengal famine of 1943 and the partition of India.


Dr. Mark Tauger

Mark B. Tauger is Associate Professor of History at West Virginia University, USA. In 2016-2017 he was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has published on agriculture and famines and has won the Eric Wolf Prize of the Journal of Peasant History and the Wayne D. Rasmussen Award of the Agricultural History Society. He is the author of "Agriculture in World History"


Dr. Tirathankar Roy

Professor of Economic History at Department of Economic History, at the LSE, and the author of India in the World Economy from Antiquity to the Present. He is one of the most influential researchers of the Economic History of South Asia and India, having published over 25 books and numerous articles. His work spans the fields of Economic History, Business History and Social History, particularly studying the effects of British colonialism in India on its economic development. His recent publications include Law and the Economy in Colonial India. The book discusses the diverse influences that shaped British Indian law and shows why it delivered rather poor value to the users.



FURTHER READINGS:

1. https://penguin.co.in/book/churchills... - By Madhusree Mukherjee

2. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2011... - By Dr. Mark Tauger

3. https://books.google.co.in/books/abou... - By Dr. Tirathankar Roy

4. https://books.google.co.in/books/abou... - By Amb. Kishan S Rana



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