FAMINES IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, 1500 to 1767
|1572 (a) [and/or 1573]: Sirhind|
|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]