Merchants, Traders, Entrepreneurs: Indian Business in the Colonial ERA [NOOK Book]

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The merchant world represents a relatively neglected area in South Asian history. This book fills a gap by bringing together a number of articles which deal with the mercantile world of colonial India. The three major themes taken up are: the relationship between the business world and the world of politics in the late colonial era, particularly the links between business interests and political nationalism; the position of merchants and businessmen in relation to the economy and society of late colonial India; ...
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Merchants, Traders, Entrepreneurs: Indian Business in the Colonial ERA

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Overview

The merchant world represents a relatively neglected area in South Asian history. This book fills a gap by bringing together a number of articles which deal with the mercantile world of colonial India. The three major themes taken up are: the relationship between the business world and the world of politics in the late colonial era, particularly the links between business interests and political nationalism; the position of merchants and businessmen in relation to the economy and society of late colonial India; and merchant circulations, the way in which specific regional trading networks extended the range of their operations to cover the entire subcontinent as well as the wider world. Written by a top specialist, this work will interest South Asianists as well as students of colonialism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230253933
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/23/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 498 KB

Meet the Author

CLAUDE MARKOVITS is Directeur de Recherche (Senior Research Fellow) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France. His publications include Indian Business and Nationalist Politics (1985), The Global World of Indian Merchants (2000), and The Un-Gandhian Gandhi. He edited A History of Modern India 1480-1950 (2002).

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Table of Contents


Pt. I Business and Politics 1
1 Congress Policy Towards Business in the Pre-Independence Era 3
2 Indian Business and the Congress Provincial Governments 1937-1939 26
3 Businessmen and the Partition of India 75 Pt. II Entrepreneurship and Society 103
4 Muslim Businessmen in South Asia, c. 1900-1950 105
5 Bombay as a Business Centre in the Colonial Period: A Comparison with Calcutta 128
6 The Tata Paradox 152
7 Merchants, Entrepreneurs, and the Middle Classes in Twentieth-Century India 167 Pt. III Merchant Networks 185
8 Merchant Circulation in South Asia (Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries): The Rise of Pan-Indian Merchant Networks 187
9 Indian Merchant Networks Outside India in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Preliminary Survey 220
10 Epilogue: Returning the Merchant to South Asian History? 253 Index 271
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