FAMINES IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, 1500 to 1767
|1740 scarcity: Vizagapatam / Visakhapatnam area|
|Documented causes: unspecified|
|Documented effects: cotton scarcity|
|Fort St. George "Diary and Consultation Book, 1740" (1931)|
|p152 (consultation of 30 Aug 1740): [summary of letter from Vizagapatam, 1 Aug] "acquainting Us that they had not then above One hundred & twenty Bales in their Godown, occasioned by the great scarcity of Cotton."|
p165 (consultation of 18 Sep 1740): [summary of letter from Vizagapatam, 4 Sep] "accompanying the Cloth sent us on the Richard, & urging the great scarcity of Cotton as the cause of the smallness of the Quantity …"