INDIA: The Underfed

At the Viceregal call of the Marquess of Linlithgow, a conference of Indians met this week in New Delhi to devise emergency relief for the underfed. Millions of people were hungry, everywhere over the land the shortage of food was acute.

Tale from the Plains. As the monsoon came to Calcutta, thousands stood in line before food shops and were drenched. Because of the shortage of food in the suburbs, whole families moved in and camped on sidewalks in front of grain shops. In Bijapur district, near Bombay, famine was so severe that livestock died. In Bombay five persons were...

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