European Commercial Enterprise in Pre-colonial India, Volume 2

European Commercial Enterprise in Pre-colonial India, Volume 2

by Om Prakash
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521257581

ISBN-13: 9780521257589

Pub. Date: 07/01/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

European traders first appeared in India at the end of the fifteenth century and established corporate enterprises in the region, such as the English and Dutch East India companies. This volume considers how, over a span of three centuries, the Indian economy expanded and was integrated into the premodern world economy as a result of these interactions. By

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Overview

European traders first appeared in India at the end of the fifteenth century and established corporate enterprises in the region, such as the English and Dutch East India companies. This volume considers how, over a span of three centuries, the Indian economy expanded and was integrated into the premodern world economy as a result of these interactions. By documenting the existing literature, the author provides a fascinating overview of the impact of European trade on the precolonial Indian economy that will be of value to students of Indian, European and colonial history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521257589
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. India in the Indian Ocean trade, c.1500; 2. The Portuguese in India, 1500–1640; 3. The European trading companies, exports from Europe and the generation of purchasing power in Asia; 4. The companies in India: the politics and the economics of trade; 5. Euro-Asian and intra-Asian trade: the phase of Dutch domination, 1600–80; 6. The VOC and the growing competition by the English and the French, 1680–1740; 7. The supremacy of the English East India Company, 1740–1800; 8. European trade and the Indian economy; 9. Conclusion.

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