• 06 Oct, 2022

Britain Induced Famine in India killed Millions of Indians & Africans

Britain Induced Famine in India killed Millions of Indians & Africans

Britain Induced Famine in India killed Millions of Indians & Africans

With the death of Queen Elizabeth, nationalists in former colonies especially in Guyana , Africa, and India have been bringing to the fore, reminding the public of the historical abuses people suffered under British rule. Tens of millions were starved to death in India and Africa because Britain diverted food from the colonies to Britain and Europe. Millions more were slaughtered for their opposition to colonial rule.
 
It is noted in a social media article that under British rule, India witnessed 31 famines, with the last one killing 4 million people in 1943 (#BengalFamine). During the same time, 300, 000 tonnes  of wheat were exported from the Indian Deccan plateau to England. A pix was released, a cartoon, showing “well-fed and rich Europeans/travelers from the West clicking our poor ancestors under the attack of intense famine and humiliation)”.
 

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The social media commentary continues:
“In #LateVictorianHolocausts, #MikeDavis points out
that there were 31 deadly famines during the British rule of 200 years compared with 17 famines in the 2,000 years before British rule. Journalist and author #Madhushree Mukherjee in her book #Churchill’s Secret War captures a complete picture of the famine - despite a substantive harvest in 1942, the Indo-Gangetic plain was hit by famine; Bengal received the hardest attack.
 

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As per writers who have been studying Famines in India under the British, the grand old man #Churchill was accountable for the Bengal famine - the malicious intent & the irresponsible attitude towards the holocaust that killed 4 million people and the traumatic aftermath were recorded promptly. Much much before the Bengal famine, there was a massive famine in #Odisha that actually pushed native Indians to rebel against the British. The man-made calamity during 1865-66c led to death of a million people in Balasore, Cuttack and Puri districts. Under pressure from the British pressure, native Govts in many parts of India, allowed unrestricted exports of food-grains even during the times ofduring 1865-66c led to death of a million people in Balasore, Cuttack and Puri districts. Under pressure from the British pressure, native Govts in many parts of India, allowed unrestricted exports of food-grains even during the times of famine.

 
Besides diverting food from India to England and Europe, Britain bled india and Africa of precious  stones and gold. Shashi Tharoor, a world renowned scholar, estimated that some US$45 Trillion of food, materials, and precious stones and gold were looted out of India and sent to England for free.

Dr Vishnu Bisram

Dr. Vishnu Bisram is Guyanese born who received his primary and secondary education in Guyana and tertiary education in the US and India. He is a holder of multiple degrees in the natural sciences, social sciences, and education. He taught for over forty years in the US. He is a specialist on the Indian diaspora traveling globally to research and write about Indian communities.