Colonialism and Indian Economy

Hardcover | August 1, 2010

EditorAmiya Kumar Bagchi

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This volume examines the economic and social consequences of colonial rule in India. It covers several aspects of economy like gross domestic product, regional growth, de-industrialization, relations between agriculture and economy, demographic changes, land tax and property rights, marketrelations and bondage, and notions of authority. It explores the mechanisms that generated and sustained resource flow catapulting Britain and other capitalist countries to global dominance.Amiya K. Bagchi surveys the writings on economic history of colonial India and provides a theoretical framework to locate India's economic experience. Investigating areas like East India Company's monopoly trade, drain of wealth, deindustrialization, agricultural productivity and change, livingstandards, and emergence of civil society he also shows how India structurally adjusted itself to the changing economic dynamics. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars, teachers, and students of modern Indian history and economics.

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This volume examines the economic and social consequences of colonial rule in India. It covers several aspects of economy like gross domestic product, regional growth, de-industrialization, relations between agriculture and economy, demographic changes, land tax and property rights, marketrelations and bondage, and notions of authority...

Amiya Kumar Bagchi is Director of the Institute of Development Studies in Kolkata.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. An Estimate of the Gross Domestic Product of Bengal and Bihar in 1794 from Colebrooke's Data2. Reflections on Patterns of Regional Growth in India under British Rule3. De-industrialization in India in the nineteenth century: Some theoretical implications4. De-industrialization in Gangetic Bihar: 1809-19015. A Reply (to Dr Marika Vicziany)6. Relation of Agriculture to Industry in the Context of South Asia7. Indian Demography and Economy in the Long Fin-de-siecle: 1876-19148. Land Tax, Property Rights, and Peasant Insecurity in Colonial India9. Markets, Market Failures, and Transformation of Authority, Property, and Bondage in Colonial IndiaIndex