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Beyond famines: wartime state, society, and politicization of food in colonial India, 1939 – 1945

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This thesis explores the origin of one of the most engrossing concerns of the post-colonial Indian state, that is, its extensive, intricate, and expensive feeding arrangements for the civilians. It tracks the colonial origin of the post-colonial welfare state, of which state-management of food is one of the most publicized manifestations.

This thesis examines the intervention of the late colonial British state in food procurement and distribution in India during the Second World War...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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