The Indian Bourgeoisie: A Political History of the Indian Capitalist Class in the Early Twentieth Century by David LockwoodThe Indian Bourgeoisie: A Political History of the Indian Capitalist Class in the Early Twentieth Century by David Lockwood

The Indian Bourgeoisie: A Political History of the Indian Capitalist Class in the Early Twentieth…

byDavid Lockwood

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The complex and hard-fought movement for political freedom in India coincided with the rise of a wealthy capitalist class of Indian industrialists who had profited under British rule. By 1947, these prominent businessmen had forged a partnership with the socialist-led Indian National Congress, and supported Jawaharlal Nehru's implementation of a centrally-planned economy. In this political history of modern India, David Lockwood traces the roots of this capitalist class, concentrated in Bombay, Calcutta and the west Bengal coal mining region, and examines British economic policy in the nineteenth century. Indian capitalists, such as J.R.D Tata of Tata Steel, established powerful relationships with domestic governments throughout the period, holding indigenous industrial conferences and supporting the swadeshi movement which aimed to promote Indian-manufactured goods. The Indian Bourgeoisie is a unique and important contribution to the lively debate on the role of India's capitalists during the Raj and throughout the early years of independence.

David Lockwood is Associate Professor and Head of History at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and the author of books on the Soviet Union and Modern Indian History.
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Title:The Indian Bourgeoisie: A Political History of the Indian Capitalist Class in the Early Twentieth…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.88 × 5.69 × 1.28 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Industry and Industrialists before 1914 * The Great War * Industrialisation Abandoned * Empire * Protection and Development: State and Bourgeoisie in the Interwar Period * Congress and the Bourgeoisie: Interwar Politics