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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flagBulgaria
10%
0%
90%
0%
10
flagSweden
0%
20%
73%
6%
15
flagCanada
3%
6%
70%
20%
30
flagthe Netherlands
0%
0%
66%
33%
21
flagIndia
12%
13%
62%
9%
143
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
8%
58%
16%
24
flagItaly
5%
23%
58%
11%
17
flagDenmark
0%
16%
58%
25%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
4%
57%
25%
223
flagFrance
14%
3%
57%
21%
28
flagSpain
12%
0%
56%
25%
16
flagGermany
8%
8%
54%
27%
119
flagthe United States
10%
14%
53%
19%
215
flagPoland
14%
8%
50%
26%
6758
flagUkraine
10%
10%
50%
30%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
18%
27%
45%
9%
11
flagNorway
0%
22%
44%
33%
18
flagAustralia
5%
38%
44%
11%
18
flagUnknown
18%
10%
40%
29%
302

Gender

men44%
women46%
religious practices
14%
13%
peasants riots
10%
8%
East India Company policies
45%
46%
land snail pests
29%
31%

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