Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Paperback | September 15, 2011

byTirthankar Roy

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This book presents a comprehensive account of the structural changes in India's economy initiated by colonial rule and globalization. It provides an understanding of the country's political and economic transition as it evolved into a stable democratic state. Capturing a crucial time span of90 years, it attempts to connect present-day economic trends in India in the context of the country's economic history. The book broadly covers: transition to colonialism-impact on education, law, business organization, and land rights trends in macroeconomic aggregates-national income, population, labour, savings, and investment; major sectors of development-agriculture, mining, industry, infrastructure, banking,and trade; and economic change in India post-Independence. Reader-friendly and accessible, the third edition offers clearly-defined concepts, wider coverage of themes with a brief overview of post-Independence developments in India, and explanatory tools like reading suggestions, glossary, tables, figures, boxes, and illustrations. It will be anindispensible resource book for undergraduate students and teachers of economic history.

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This book presents a comprehensive account of the structural changes in India's economy initiated by colonial rule and globalization. It provides an understanding of the country's political and economic transition as it evolved into a stable democratic state. Capturing a crucial time span of90 years, it attempts to connect present-day ...

Tirthankar Roy is Reader, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198074174

ISBN - 13:9780198074175

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Transition to Colonialism: 1707-18573. Growth and Structural Change: 1857-19474. Agriculture5. The Commons6. Small-Scale Industry7. Large-Scale Industry8. Plantations, Mines, Banking9. Infrastructure10. Fiscal and Monetary Systems11. Population and Labour12. Economic Change in India, 1950-2010GlossaryIndex