Bengal Famine of 1770 caused the death of 10 million people. Apart from drought, what was it caused by?

religious practices
peasants riots
East India Company policies
land snail pests
As lands came under company control, the land tax was typ­i­cal­ly raised from 10% to up to 50% of the value of the agri­cul­tur­al produce, and was raised even higher at the famine peek. Nev­er­the­less, the company con­tin­ued to suffer fi­nan­cial­ly, and in­flu­enced Par­lia­ment to pass the Tea Act in 1773, which ul­ti­mate­ly lead to the American War of In­de­pen­dence.

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