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Colonialism and Indian economy /
Amiya Kumar Bagchi.
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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lii, 303 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0198066449, 9780198066446
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010.
isbn
0198066449
9780198066446
catalogue key
9058897
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-291) and index.
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This volume examines the economic and social consequences of colonial rule in India. It covers several aspects of economy like gross domestic product, regional growth, relations between agriculture and economy, de-industrialization, demographic changes, land tax and property rights, and notions of authority.
Main Description
This volume examines the economic and social consequences of colonial rule in India. It covers several aspects of economy like gross domestic product, regional growth, de-industrialization, relations between agriculture and economy, demographic changes, land tax and property rights, market relations and bondage, and notions of authority. It explores the mechanisms that generated and sustained resource flow catapulting Britain and other capitalist countries to global dominance. Amiya K. Bagchi surveys the writings on economic history of colonial India and provides a theoretical framework to locate India's economic experience. Investigating areas like East India Company's monopoly trade, drain of wealth, deindustrialization, agricultural productivity and change, living standards, and emergence of civil society he also shows how India structurally adjusted itself to the changing economic dynamics. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars, teachers, and students of modern Indian history and economics.
Main Description
This volume examines the economic and social consequences of colonial rule in India. It covers several aspects of economy like gross domestic product, regional growth, de-industrialization, relations between agriculture and economy, demographic changes, land tax and property rights, marketrelations and bondage, and notions of authority. It explores the mechanisms that generated and sustained resource flow catapulting Britain and other capitalist countries to global dominance.Amiya K. Bagchi surveys the writings on economic history of colonial India and provides a theoretical framework to locate India's economic experience. Investigating areas like East India Company's monopoly trade, drain of wealth, deindustrialization, agricultural productivity and change, livingstandards, and emergence of civil society he also shows how India structurally adjusted itself to the changing economic dynamics. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars, teachers, and students of modern Indian history and economics.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: Colonial Rule as Structural Adjustment: Expropriation, Agency, and Survivalp. xv
An Estimate of the Gross Domestic Material Product of Bengal and Bihar in 1794 from Colebrooke's Datap. 1
Reflections on Patterns of Regional Growth in India under British Rulep. 13
De-industrialization in India in the Nineteenth Century: Some Theoretical Implicationsp. 57
De-industrialization in Gangetic Bihar: 1809-1901p. 89
A Reply (to Dr Marika Vicziany)p. 106
Relation of Agriculture to Industry in the Context of South Asiap. 115
Indian Demography and Economy in the Long Fin-de-si├Ęcle: 1876-1914p. 136
Land Tax, Property Rights, and Peasant Insecurity in Colonial Indiap. 194
Markets, Market Failures, and the Transformation of Authority, Property, and Bondage in Colonial Indiap. 242
Bibliographyp. 264
Indexp. 293
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