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FAMINES IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, 1500 to 1767
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1572 (a) [and/or 1573]: Sirhind1572 map
Documented causes: unspecified
Documented effects: cannibalism

Irfan Habib, "The Agrarian System of Mughal India " (rev. 1999)
p114: "there is an allusion to a very acute famine around Sirhind in or about 1572-3."
[Footnote: A family in this area took to cannibalism and, when finally apprehended, explained that they had acquired the habit in this famine (Faizi Sirhindi, f.121a-122a)] [The reference is to: Ilah-dad Faizi Sirhindi, "Akbar Nama"- a manuscript then in the British Museum (later British Library) Oriental Collection, ref. 169]
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