From: Vinay Joshi <email@example.com>
This is to bring to your attention the horrid chapters of Indian history that were never openly discussed.
RIGOROUS OVER TAXATION resulted in FAMINES
“All through the stifling summer of 1770 the people went on dying. The husbandmen sold their cattle;they sold their implements of agriculture; they devoured their seed grain; they sold their sons & daughters, till at length no buyer of children could be found; they ate leaves of trees and the grass of the field ; and in June 1770 the Resident at (Murshidabad) affirmed that the living were feeding on the dead. A third of the people of Bengal, numbering about 10 million,perished”
The Cambridge Economic History of India. Vol II,229
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