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FAMINES IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, 1500 to 1767
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1745 (a) [+ 1746 flood]: Kashmir1745 map
Documented causes: looting raids + heavy rain [+ flood]
Documented effects: farming impossible; crops & buildings destroyed; heavy mortality

Pandit Anand Koul, "Geography Of The Jammu And Kashmir State" (2nd ed., 1925)
pp105-6: "Year: 1745 A.D. In whose time: Afrasiab Khan. Extent of damages caused: The people had been reduced to the depth of distress owing to plunders by Bambus [mistake for Bambas, aka Bombas, from the Muzaffarabad area lower down the Jhelum river]. They could not attend to sowings in the spring. Excessive rains in the spring also prevented them from cultivation. The result was a famine lasting seven months after which new crops were harvested. Two seers of rice used to sell for one rupee."

p102: [Floods] "Year: 1746 A.D. In whose time: Afrasiab Khan. Extent of damages caused: 10,000 houses and all the bridges on the Jhelum and also the crops were swept away."
D.N. Dhar, "Socio-economic History of Kashmir Peasantry" (1989)
p50: "During the year 1746-47 when they wanted to work at the fields, excessive rains marred their working season. This difficulty coupled with floods in the following summer months resulted in a severe famine. Mughal official hierarchy was careless and there was no help given by the Central Government because it was enmeshed in its own problems. This led to a devast[at]ing famine in the Valley which affected threefourths of population "
Mohammad Ashraf Fazili, "Kashmir Floods: A Chronology" (2014) [ http://kashmirlife.net/kashmir-floods-a-chronology-67561/ ]
"in the era of Afrasiab Khan (1746-1748 AD), rains caused floods. It damaged crops. River overflowed its banks. Thousands of houses got damaged in the city. People died of starvation. The dead bodies could not be handled; shrouds were rare. Dead bodies would be wrapped in grass and thrown into river, which contaminated the water. About one third population perished. Others fled valley; and the rest stayed back to face the famine."

1745 (b) [to 1752]: Nara area, Sindh
Documented causes: unspecified
Documented effects: unspecified

Lieut. Col. A.T. Etheridge, "Report on Past Famines in the Bombay Presidency" (1868) [Reports collected by local officials in all districts]
p19 (Thurr & Parker, by Scinde Commissioner Havelock per list from local Political Superintendent): "The second famine, which lasted from 1745 to 1752, occurred in the Narra districts."
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