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Shilpacharjaya Zainul Abedin & Famine, 1943
« on: August 12, 2012, 10:20:01 PM »
Famine, 1943 generally referred to as panchasher manvantar (the famine of fifty, that is the Bengali year 1350), was a great calamity. This led to a marked decline in the economic position and social status of about seven lakh families or 3
8 lakh persons in the province through the sale of their tangible assets such as land, plough, cattle, jewellery, utensils, tools and implements and 3.5 lakh families were reduced to destitution. According to one calculation, during the period 1943-46, between 3.5 and 3.8 million people died as a result of the famine and the epidemic diseases that accompanied it. These were deaths in excess of normal mortality. Indeed, this was the worst of the famines that had struck any part of the sub-continent after 1770.
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Re: Shilpacharjaya Zainul Abedin & Famine, 1943
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 10:21:38 PM »
"Many thanks to Allah who gave us life after having given us death and (our) final return (on the Day of Qiyaamah (Judgement)) is to Him"

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Re: Shilpacharjaya Zainul Abedin & Famine, 1943
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 10:22:34 PM »
"Many thanks to Allah who gave us life after having given us death and (our) final return (on the Day of Qiyaamah (Judgement)) is to Him"