India’s Food Crises and WWII

CHENNAI, Nov 10:  “I  shuddered  to  see  men,  women  and  children  with  no  flesh  on  their  bodies  and  all  skeletons  as  if  they  were  half  dead”, war historian  Srinath  Raghavan quotes  from  a  letter sent  during  the  Second World War, discussing  the  famines  of  1943-44 in  Travancore. “Not  many people  know  that  Kerala witnessed  the …