Khan, Yasmin. 2015. India at War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War. Oxford University Press. 416 pp. Includes discussion of the causes and impacts of famine during the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Links to the Famine of Calcutta (1943) including excerpts of poems-- https://coldnoon.com/journal/coldnoon-cities-mapping-the-metropolis-vol-i/a-metropolis-of-hunger-calcuttas-poetry-of-the-famine-1943/