Company of Kinsmen: Enterprise and Community in South Asian History 1700-1940

Hardcover | February 1, 2010

byTirthankar Roy

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This volume examines the history of enterprise and entrepreneurial communities from the beginning of the eighteenth to mid nineteenth century. Roy examines how enterprise and entrepreneurial communities adapted to globalization and colonial law. He analyses forms of merchant organization inpre-colonial and colonial India; impact of commercialism on artisans collectives; linkages between institutional change and peasant lineage; interplay between new work opportunities, managerial paradigms, and organized labour supply ; relationship between state, economic order, and businessorganizations.

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This volume examines the history of enterprise and entrepreneurial communities from the beginning of the eighteenth to mid nineteenth century. Roy examines how enterprise and entrepreneurial communities adapted to globalization and colonial law. He analyses forms of merchant organization inpre-colonial and colonial India; impact of com...

Tirthankar Roy teaches economic history at London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198063784

ISBN - 13:9780198063780

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PrefaceIntroduction: Indian society and the economic history of India1. Context: Economic history and 'culture'2. States: A political theory of the community3. Merchants: Guild as corporation4. Artisans: Guild for training5. Workers: Collective bargaining6. Peasants, Property and market7. PostscriptBibliographyIndex