Three Famines

Three Famines

Starvation and Politics

Book - 2011
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Discusses the Gorta Mor in 1840s Ireland, the famine in British-controlled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines in Ethiopia in the late 20th century, and explores the concept that while famine can be caused by crop failures and weather conditions, famines are worsened by man-made choices such as politics and social and religious ideology.
Published: New York [N.Y.] : PublicAffairs, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781610390651
Branch Call Number: 363.809 KEN
Characteristics: 323 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.


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moviediva Apr 03, 2012

The author of “Schindler’s list” writes about the role politics played in the Irish, Bengalese & Ethiopian famines are very insightful. His views are easily related to today’s headlines about food shortages. Unfortunately I found his style of writing very hard to understand but still worth a read.


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