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Towards a history of consumption in South Asia /
edited by Douglas E. Haynes ... [et al.].
imprint
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010.
description
x, 297 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0198063644, 9780198063643
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010.
isbn
0198063644
9780198063643
abstract
Contributed papers presented at a conference "Towards a history of consumption in South Asia" held at Pune in 2005 in Indian context.
catalogue key
7392790
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Contributed papers presented at a conference "Towards a history of consumption in South Asia" held at Pune in 2005 in Indian context.
Main Description
This volume examines new ways of conceptualizing consumption historically in South Asia through a series of case studies on different commodities and consuming groups. It argues that notwithstanding the widespread character of poverty and the absence of a mass consumer society, consumptionpractices and attitudes about consumption have been critical factors in the constitution of South Asian society, culture, and economy since the late eighteenth century. The introduction examines patterns and trends; outlines the subject and arguments; and points to ways in which the collectionchallenges and enriches existing understandings of the subcontinent and its past.

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