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Dec 11, 2011

Bengal famine of 1943 Part - 4

The Bengal famine of 1943 occurred in undivided Bengal (now independent Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal) in 1943. It is estimated that over three million people died from starvation, malnutrition and related illnesses during the famine.
This photographs are taken from Life archive hosted by Google. The photographer was William Vandivert. See the true face of British Raj and how they governed India at the end of their reign.


Photographer: William Vandivert
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


Famine affected Girl

An old 64 year old peasant and his granddaughter

An overheated man washing his face off with water from a fire hydrant

Children poking grain cars with wires, trying to pierce bags and pull grain down into bags

Distribution of food grain

Distribution of food grain

Distribution of food among people

Famine affected man

Famine affected people

Famine affected people

People lining up in front of officials

Famine affected people in a relief camp

Famine affected people being fed in a relief camp

Relief officials at work 
Relief Trucks

Relief Trucks

Relief officials at work 

Relief officials at work 

Relief or military trucks

Starving families sitting in the hot sun 

Starving families sitting in the hot sun 

Starving Mother and Child

Starving People lining up for food 

Starving People lining up for food

Starving People lining up for food

Starving women waiting for the government controlled Grain Shop to open

Starving women waiting for the government controlled Grain Shop to open

The skeleton of a starved man lying in a field after being eaten by vultures and jackals