|Chronological list of famines in India between 1765 and 1947|
|Year||Name of famine (if any)||British territory||Indian kingdoms/Princely states||Mortality|
|1769–70||Great Bengal Famine||Bihar, Northern and Central Bengal||10 million (about one third of the then population of Bengal). Disputed as excessive.|
|1782–83||Madras city and surrounding areas||Kingdom of Mysore||See below.|
|1783–84||Chalisa famine||Delhi, Western Oudh, Eastern Punjab region,Rajputana, and Kashmir||Severe famine. Large areas were depopulated. Up to 11 million people may have died during the years 1782–84.|
|1791–92||Doji bara famine or Skull famine||Hyderabad, Southern Maratha country, Deccan,Gujarat, and Marwar||One of the most severe famines known. People died in such numbers that they could not be cremated or buried. It is thought that 11 million people may have died during the years 1788–94.|
|1837–38||Agra famine of 1837–38||Central Doab and trans-Jumna districts of theNorth-Western Provinces (later Agra Province), including Delhi and Hissar||800,000.|
|1860–61||Upper Doab of Agra; Delhi and Hissar divisions of the Punjab||Eastern Rajputana||2 million.|
|1865–67||Orissa famine of 1866||Orissa (also 1867) and Bihar; Bellary and Ganjam districts of Madras||1 million (814,469 in Orissa, 135,676 in Bihar and 10,898 in Ganjam)|
|1868–70||Rajputana famine of 1869||Ajmer, Western Agra, Eastern Punjab||Rajputana||1.5 million (mostly in the princely states of Rajputana)|
|1873–74||Bihar famine of 1873–74||Bihar||A large and generous relief effort was organized by the Bengal government. There were no mortalities during the famine.|
|1876–78||Great Famine of 1876–78 (also Southern India famine of 1876–78)||Madras and Bombay||Mysore and Hyderabad||5.5 million in British territory. Mortality unknown for princely states. Total famine mortality estimates vary from 6.1 to 10.3 million.|
|1888–89||Ganjam, Orissa and North Bihar||150,000 deaths in Ganjam. Deaths were due to starvation as famine relief was not provided in time.|
|1896–97||Indian famine of 1896–97||Madras, Bombay Deccan, Bengal, United Provinces, Central Provinces||Northern and eastern Rajputana, parts of Central India and Hyderabad||5 million in British territory.|
|1899–1900||Indian famine of 1899–1900||Bombay, Central Provinces, Berar, Ajmer||Hyderabad, Rajputana, Central India, Baroda, Kathiawar, Cutch,||1 million (in British territories). Mortality unknown for princely states.|
|1905–06||Bombay||Bundelkhand||235,062 in Bombay (of which 28,369 attributed to Cholera). Mortality unknown for Bundelkhand.|
|1943–44||Bengal famine of 1943||Bengal||1.5 million from starvation; 3.5 million including deaths from epidemics.|
Madras famine 1877
The skeleton of a starved man lying in a field after being eaten by vultures and jackals;BENGAL 1943
Children poking grain cars with wires, trying to pierce bags and pull grain down into bags Bengal 1943
Starving people lining up for government handouts in Calcutta 1943
Hindus burning their starved dead at the Calcutta Myrone Memorial
Starving Hindus waiting for the government controlled Grain Shop to open 1943
calcutta 1943 starving woman
Amartya Sen:-He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work in welfare economics in 1998.
"there is absolutely no historical account of any major famine in Bengal prior to the arrival of British in Bengal."
"Most academic debates about Bengal Famine have missed the most essential aspect - criminal act of the British Government"
"Bengal was a victim of a criminal act perpetrated for more than one and three quarters of a century. British establishment indulged in brutal genocide in Bengal, at times to further their own interests and at other times out of sheer negligence of their duties. In either case, the British Government stands guilty of the worst crime in recent human history.
The Holocaust in Germany was a minor event compared to what the British did to a people, who trusted them and were loyal to them. Nazis have been accused and convicted of the Holocaust in Germany. Even today, there are attempts to hunt down ex-Nazis and bring them to justice. A few weeks ago, a court awarded compensation to a Holocaust victim."
Delhi famine under British rule photo
BANGALORE FAMINE UNDER BRITISH RULE PHOTO
BENGAL FAMINE 1943 UNDER BRITISH RULE
BENGAL FAMINE UNDER BRITISH RULE 1943
STARVING INDIANS WAITING FOR FOR FOOD [BRITISH RULE 1943]
STARVING AND DEAD INDIANS UNDER BRITISH RULE 1943
STARVING INDIANS PRAYING --INDIA UNDER BRITISH 1943
Illustration and story in Penny Illustrated, London, February 14, 1874, reporting Queen Victoria's donation of £1,000 in aid of famine relief. Since Bihar was then in the Bengal Presidency, the famine was also referred to as the Bengal Famine of 1873–74. The Queen is already referred to as the "Empress of India" two years before she added that title.