Workshop: Day 1

Food Security: Local, National, Transnational

Poverty without patience? The politics of dearth and scarcity in early modern England

Prof. John Walter, University of Essex

Famine Chorography: Peter Mundy and the Gujarat famine, 1630-32

Dr Ayesha Mukherjee, University of Exeter

Reading “plenty” in early modern English travel accounts

Bonisha Bhattacharyya, Jadavpur University

Water Management, Scarcity and Coping

Rivers, inundations, and grain scarcity in early colonial Bengal

Prof. Ujjayan Bhattacharya, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur

“আমার মুলুক তুমম লুটিলা বারর বারর [You loot my land again and again]”: scarcity, crisis, and annual Maratha raids in Bengal, 1741-1751

Sarbajit Mitra, Jadavpur University

Subsistence crises as economic history: some interpretative possibilities from eighteenth century Bengal

Prof. Rajat Datta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Famine Relief

Prisoners, Poor Houses and Famine Relief in Colonial North India

Prof. Sanjay Sharma, Ambedkar University Delhi

Famines and Relief in Pre-colonial Rajasthan

Dr Tanuja Kothiyal, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

Public Relief and the Mughal State, 1556-1605: Akbar versus the Jesuits

Arshdeep Singh Brar, Jadavpur University