Berar also suffered from the famines of 1897 and 1900.
The country was also visited by a succession of famines and floods, and in 1348 the Black Death swept over Europe like a terrible scourge.
But only local famines are likely to arise from this cause.
The result was chronic misrule, and misery to the masses of the people, with frequent famines.
In the face of great natural catastrophes, such as river inundations, famines, tidal waves and cyclones of the lower provinces of Bengal, the religious instinct works with a vitality unknown in European countries.