Deccan famine of 1630–32

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The Deccan famine of 1630–1632 was a famine in the Deccan Plateau in which some 2 million Indians died. The famine was the result of three consecutive staple crop failures, leading to intense hunger, disease, and displacement in the region.

This famine remains one of the most devastating famines in the history of India, and was the most serious famine to occur in the Mughal Empire.


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