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  • THE CONQUEST OF FAMINE. by Aykroyd, W R.
    Aykroyd, W R.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at major famines over the years - in China, India, Ireland, and Russia - and of attempts to prevent them, including the Indian Famine Code of 1887 and more recently the role of the United Nations - but even as it acknowledges the activities of the rulers of India in pre-colonial days to ameliorate conditions when drought caused a shortage of food, it downplays the role of British colonialism in ignoring the plight of the people and in putting in place policies that caused massive death tolls. Photographs, references, index. vii, 216 pp. ISBN: 0-701120479.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64714
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