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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religious practices
peasants riots
East India Company policies
land snail pests
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flagSweden
0%
23%
76%
0%
13
flagIndia
10%
14%
65%
9%
120
flagRepublic of Ireland
10%
10%
65%
15%
20
flagCanada
0%
9%
63%
27%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
3%
59%
23%
197
flagFrance
14%
3%
57%
21%
28
flagthe Netherlands
0%
0%
57%
42%
14
flagthe United States
9%
14%
54%
19%
203
flagDenmark
0%
18%
54%
27%
11
flagItaly
6%
26%
53%
13%
15
flagGermany
6%
10%
52%
30%
96
flagPoland
13%
8%
51%
25%
5099
flagNorway
0%
18%
50%
31%
16
flagSpain
16%
0%
50%
25%
12
flagUnknown
20%
6%
48%
24%
29
flagAustralia
6%
40%
46%
6%
15

Gender

men48%
women47%
religious practices
12%
12%
peasants riots
9%
7%
East India Company policies
48%
47%
land snail pests
28%
32%

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