Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India

Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India

by Tirthankar Roy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521650127

ISBN-13: 9780521650120

Pub. Date: 11/04/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Earlier historians of India's economic history have argued that traditional manufacturing in India was destroyed or devitalized during the colonial period, and that "modern industry" is substantially different. Exploring new material from research into five traditional industries, Tirthankar Roy's book contests these notions, demonstrating that while traditional

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Overview

Earlier historians of India's economic history have argued that traditional manufacturing in India was destroyed or devitalized during the colonial period, and that "modern industry" is substantially different. Exploring new material from research into five traditional industries, Tirthankar Roy's book contests these notions, demonstrating that while traditional industry did evolve during the industrial revolution, these transformations had a galvanizing rather than negative effect on manufacturing generally. The book offers new and penetrating insights into the study of India's economic and social history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521650120
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of maps; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Markets and organization; 3. Handloom weaving; 4. Gold thread (jari); 5. Brassware; 6. Leather; 7. Carpets; 8. Conclusion; References; Index.

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