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Author Roy, Tirthankar.

Title India in the world economy : from antiquity to the present / Tirthankar Roy.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series New approaches to Asian history ; 10
New approaches to Asian history ; 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; India in the World Economy; New Approaches to Asian History 10; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures and Tables; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1 Introduction: India and Global History; Envisioning contacts; Early trade; Indo-European trade; Empire and beyond; Arguments and hypotheses; Chapter outline; 2 Ports and Hinterlands to 1200; Formation of routes and ports; Indo-Roman trade; Western Indian Ocean in late antiquity; Coromandel, or two deltas; Bengal; Conclusion; 3 Receding Land Frontiers, 1200-1700; Perspectives; Delhi sultanates; The Deccan and the Bengal frontiers to 1500.
VijayanagarSouth of Vijayanagar; North India under the Mughals; Opening up of Bengal; Gujarat and Konkan in transition; Transactions in knowledge; Conclusion; 4 The Indian Ocean Trade, 1500-1800; The Indian Ocean world at 1500; The Portuguese enterprise; East India Companies: Origins; The company form and its problems; Scale of trade, 1600-1800; Partners, employees, agents; From merchants to landlords: The port towns; State formation, 1707-1765; Transactions in knowledge; Private trade and new enterprise, 1765-1800; European wars and the end of the companies.
The meaning of Indo-European tradeConclusion; 5 Trade, Migration, and Investment, 1800-1850; Opium and China; Indigo and Bengal; Cotton and western India; Global merchants; Labor migration; Indo-European industry; Overland trade; Conclusion; 6 Trade, Migration, and Investment, 1850-1920; Bridging the land with the sea; From opium to cotton; Wheat; Capital: Global firms; Global banking; Labor; Conclusion; 7 Colonialism and Development, 1860-1920; Perspectives on empire; Empires, markets, and institutions; Agriculture: Markets and institutions; Factory industrialization.
Reinvention of the artisanScience and technology; Empire and law; Conclusion; 8 Depression and Decolonization, 1920-1950; After the war; Onset of the Depression; A tortuous policy response; Peasants and prices; Manufacturing; Benefits for banks; A short-lived bonus for labor; Decolonization; Conclusion; 9 From Trade to Aid, 1950-1980; Aid-funded industrialization; Capability and knowledge; Autarky and deindustrialization; New ties; Migration and diaspora; Conclusion; 10 Return to Market, 1980-2010; Trading again; Growth and decline in traditional manufacturing; The knowledge economy.
Conclusion11 Conclusion: A New India?; References; Index.
Summary This enthralling book offers a new approach to Indian economic history, placing trade and mercantile activity in the region within a global framework.
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Subject India -- Commerce -- History.
India -- Economic conditions.
India -- Foreign economic relations.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Roy, Tirthankar. India in the World Economy. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107009103
ISBN 9781139423793 (electronic bk.)
1139423797 (electronic bk.)
9780511920516 (electronic bk.)
0511920512 (electronic bk.)