Indian Emigrants to Sugar Colonies: A Study through Kolkata Port, 1842-1900

Indian Emigrants to Sugar Colonies: A Study through Kolkata Port, 1842-1900




Indian Emigrants to Sugar Colonies examines the relationship betweenthe two phases of migration during the nineteenth century that made Calcutta Port the centre of overseas emigration from specific areas of India. It also delves into the reasons that made the migrants settle near the place of embarkation at the end of the century. Starting with an analysis of the causes of large-scale emigration from parts of northern and eastern India and ending with reasons behind changes in the direction of such population movements, this volume presents a new framework for writing migration history, intermingled with industrial expansion in British India during the nineteenth century. It is, thus, a combination of both external aswell internal migration histories, enhanced with a cost-benefit analysisof this migration process and its consequences. The book is a compilation of a wealth of extracts, illustrative tables andcomparisons gathered mostly from unpublished archival records, whichestablish its exposure both theoretically as well as statistically.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789384082888
Publisher: Ratna Sagar P. Ltd.
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sutapa Das Dhar has specialized in labour and development economics and is well-versed in statistical methodology and archival research. As a research fellow of Socio-Economic Research Institute, Kolkata.

Chandralekha Basu Ghosh, with a specialization in economics, has worked as a Research Fellow in a renowned research institute in Kolkata for many years and has been engaged in various government research projects. She has researched extensively on migration in West Bengal from other states of India and also outside India.

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