A New Economic History of Colonial India

ISBN 13: 9781138779716

A New Economic History of Colonial India

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A New Economic History of Colonial India provides a new perspective on Indian economic history. Using economic theory and quantitative methods, it shows how the discipline is being redefined and how new scholarship on India is beginning to embrace and make use of concepts from the larger field of global economic history and economics.

The book discusses the impact of property rights, the standard of living, the labour market and the aftermath of the Partition. It also addresses how education and work ethic changed, and provides a rethinking of traditional topics including de-industrialization, industrialization, railways, balance of payments, and the East India Company. Written in an accessible way, the contributors – all leading experts in their fields – firmly place Indian history in the context of world history.

An up-to-date critical survey and novel resource on Indian Economic History, this book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Economic History, Indian and South Asian Studies, Economics and Comparative and Global History.

Reseña del editor:

A New Economic History of Colonial India provides a new perspective on Indian economic history. Rather than presenting facts in the familiar structured format, this book shows where the boundaries of the field are shifting, by presenting new interpretations and analytical approaches on a selected range of themes that have seen major extensions in the recent times.

The book discusses the impact of property rights, the standard of living, the labour market and the aftermath of the Partition. It also addresses how education and work ethic changed, as well as providing a rethinking of traditional topics including de-industrialization, industrialization, railways, balance of payments, and the East India Company. Written by experts in the field, each chapter goes beyond the emphasis on exploitation, imperialism, and political domination, and places Indian history in the context of world history. The book is a valuable contribution for students and scholars of Asian Studies, Economics and History.

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