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Acknowledgements Glossary and abbreviations Maps 1. Introduction 2. Democracy and starvation 3. Kalahandi?s poverty 4. Drought and state action 5. Legal interventions and administrative response to starvation 6. The vocal press 7. The politics of starvation and calamity relief 8. Parliamentary activism 9. Purulia?s achievement 10. Conclusion Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Famines -- India -- Prevention.
Food supply -- Government policy -- India.
Famines -- India -- Kalahandi (District).
Poverty -- India -- Kalahandi (District).
Famines -- India -- West Bengal.
Poverty -- India -- West Bengal.
Democracy -- India.