Merchants, Traders, Entrepreneurs: Indian Business in the Colonial Period

Hardcover | November 15, 2008

byClaude Markovits

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This book deals with three main aspects of the history of Indian business: The relationship between business and politics, the position of merchants and businessmen in the economy and society of late colonial India, and how particular merchant networks extended the range of their operations to the entire subcontinent and the wider world.

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This book deals with three main aspects of the history of Indian business: The relationship between business and politics, the position of merchants and businessmen in the economy and society of late colonial India, and how particular merchant networks extended the range of their operations to the entire subcontinent and the wider worl...

CLAUDE MARKOVITS is Directeur de Recherche (Senior Research Fellow) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France. His publications include Indian Business and Nationalist Politics (1985), The Global World of Indian Merchants (2000), and The Un-Gandhian Gandhi. He edited A History of Modern India 1480-1950 (2002).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205984

ISBN - 13:9780230205987

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Table of Contents

Preface * PART I: Business and Politics * Congress Policy Towards Business in the Pre-Independence Era * Indian Business and the Congress Provincial Governments 1937-1939 * Businessmen and the Partition of India * PART II: Entrepreneurship and Society * Muslim Businessmen in South Asia, c. 1900-1950 * Bombay as a Business Centre in the Colonial Period: A Comparison with Calcutta * The Tata Paradox * Merchants, Entrepreneurs, and the Middle Classes in Twentieth-Century India * PART III: Merchant Networks Merchant Circulation in South Asia (Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries): The Rise of Pan-Indian Merchant Networks * Indian Merchant Networks Outside India in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Preliminary Survey * Epilogue: Returning the Merchant to South Asian History? * Index