Which of the following famines of the 19th century in India has been described as ‘Sea of Calamity’?

(A) Bihar Famine of 1873
(B) Rajputana Famine of 1868-69
(C) Madras Presidency Famine of 1866-67
(D) Orissa Famine of 1866-67

Correct Answer : Orissa Famine of 1866-67
Question Asked : UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013
Explanation : Orissa Famine of 1866-67 in India has been described as ‘Sea of Calamity.’ It affected the east coast of India from Madras upwards, an area covering 180,000 miles and containing a population of 47,500,000; the impact of the famine, however, was greatest in Orissa, which at that time was quite isolated from the rest of India. In Orissa alone, at least 1 million people, a third of the population died in 1866 due to starvation and diseases.
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