Ending Famine in India
A Transnational History of Food Aid and Development, c. 1890-1950
Amsterdam University Press
The task of ending famine in India was taken up by many at the beginning of the twentieth century. Only decades earlier, famine in India had been believed to be a necessary evil. Now it was the reason for the increasing activities of doctors, nutritionists, social reformers, agricultural experts, missionaries, anti-colonial activists and colonial administrators, all involved in temporary relief and finding permanent solutions to famine.
Joanna Simonow is an Assistant Professor in South Asian History at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She has published on the history of famine relief, nutrition and development in colonial and early postcolonial India in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, South Asia and Studies in Contemporary History.