ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Orissa Famine of 1866-Demographic and Economic Consequences

Demographic and Economic Consequences Bidyut Mohanty The discussion of the demographic, social and economic consequences of the famine of 1866, one of the most decisive events in the economic history of Orissa, attempted in this paper is intended to throw light on the differential impact of the famine on various classes and caste groups and on men, women and children. This discussion is of some relevance to the contemporary discourse on famines which asks questions relating to structural deprivation of social groups and their entitlement profile.

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