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
flagCanada
3%
6%
70%
20%
30
flagSweden
0%
23%
70%
5%
17
flagSwitzerland
7%
7%
69%
15%
13
flagthe Netherlands
0%
0%
66%
33%
21
flagIndia
12%
15%
61%
8%
147
flagDenmark
0%
15%
61%
23%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
4%
59%
24%
249
flagItaly
5%
23%
58%
11%
17
flagFrance
14%
3%
57%
21%
28
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
8%
56%
20%
25
flagSpain
12%
0%
56%
25%
16
flagGermany
9%
8%
55%
25%
130
flagthe United States
10%
14%
53%
19%
218
flagPoland
13%
8%
50%
26%
7109
flagthe United Arab Emirates
16%
25%
50%
8%
12
flagUkraine
10%
10%
50%
30%
10
flagAustralia
5%
36%
47%
10%
19
flagNorway
0%
22%
44%
33%
18
flagUnknown
18%
11%
40%
30%
315

Gender

men45%
women46%
religious practices
14%
13%
peasants riots
10%
7%
East India Company policies
45%
46%
land snail pests
30%
32%

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