The Economy of Modern India, 1860-1970 / Edition 1

The Economy of Modern India, 1860-1970 / Edition 1

by B. R. Tomlinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521589398

ISBN-13: 9780521589390

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first comprehensive and interpretative account of the history of economic growth and change in colonial and post-colonial India. Dr. Tomlinson draws together and expands on the specialist literature dealing with imperialism, development and underdevelopment, the historical processes of change in agriculture, trade and manufacture, and the relations

Overview

This is the first comprehensive and interpretative account of the history of economic growth and change in colonial and post-colonial India. Dr. Tomlinson draws together and expands on the specialist literature dealing with imperialism, development and underdevelopment, the historical processes of change in agriculture, trade and manufacture, and the relations among business, the economy and the state. What emerges is a picture of an economy in which some output growth and technical change occurred both before and after 1947, but in which a broadly based process of development has been constrained by structural and market imperfections. Tomlinson argues that India has thus had an underdeveloped economy, with weak market structures and underdeveloped institutions, which has since 1860 profoundly influenced the social, political and ecological history of South Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589390
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: development and underdevelopment in colonial India; 2. Agriculture 1860-1950: land, labour and capital; 3. Trade and manufacture 1860-1945: firms, markets and the colonial state; 4. The state and the economy, 1939-1970: the emergence of economic management in India; 5. Conclusion.

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