Famine and Dearth

Krishak-translation

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Introductory notes

"Krishak" was a monthly journal published by the Indian Gardening Association from Calcutta. The journal patronised by the Bengal Government focused on news and practices pertaining to agriculture and farming. The Journal was edited by Nagendranath Swarnakar, a former professor of Mathematics at the City College, Calcutta. The selections for this file have been made from the journal's 6th Volume and 5th issue, which was published in September, 1905.

The following excerpts have been selected from three advertisements that were published in the issue of the journal. Two of these advertisements were published by two companies selling fertilizer, while the third one was promoting a newly developed husking pedal. These advertisements give a picture of the modern agricultural techniques which were being innovated in the early 20th Century to counteract various impediments in the cultivation process.

Selection details

The following excerpts have been selected from three advertisements that were published in the issue of the journal. Two of these advertisements were published by two companies selling fertilizer, while the third one was promoting a newly developed husking pedal. These advertisements give a picture of the modern agricultural techniques which were being innovated in the early 20th Century to counteract various impediments in the cultivation process.

This text is an English-language translation of the original version:
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Keywords

crops, cultivation, fertiliser, husking-pedal, ryot

Source text

Title: Krishak

Subtitle: Volume-6, Part-5

Editor(s): Nagendanath Swarnakar

Publisher: Sree Press

Publication date: 2016

Place of publication: Calcutta

Digital edition

Original editor(s): Sri Nagendranath Swarnakar

Language: Bengali

Responsibility:

Texts collected by: Ayesha Mukherjee, Amlan Das Gupta, Azarmi Dukht Safavi

Texts transcribed by: Muhammad Irshad Alam, Bonisha Bhattacharya, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Muhammad Ehteshamuddin, Kahkashan Khalil, Sarbajit Mitra

Texts encoded by: Bonisha Bhattacharya, Shreya Bose, Lucy Corley, Kinshuk Das, Bedbyas Datta, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Sarbajit Mitra, Josh Monk, Reesoom Pal

Encoding checking by: Hannah Petrie, Gary Stringer, Charlotte Tupman

Genre: India > manuals and guides

For more information about the project, contact Dr Ayesha Mukherjee at the University of Exeter.

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