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Globalization Before Its Time -  Gujarati Merchants from Kachchh
Globalization Before Its Time - Gujarati Merchants from Kachchh

Globalization Before Its Time - Gujarati Merchants from Kachchh

by Chhaya Goswami

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780143425120 - Year: 2016 - Pages: 291

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Paperback

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Author: Chhaya Goswami
Foreword/Introduction: Gurcharan Das
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 291
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143425120

Description

How did the Kachchhi traders build on the Gujarat Advantage?

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, during the dying days of the Mughal Empire, merchants from Kachchh established a flourishing overseas trade. Building on a rich legacy of free trade in premodern times between the many ports of Gujarat and the Middle East, the Kachchhis dealt in pearls, dates, spices and ivory with the faraway lands of Muscat and Zanzibar.

The Kachchhi merchants behaved much like today s venture capitalists. They knew how to grow capital, seek new markets, and create them where they didn’t exist. They also had a phenomenal risk appetite. What they were able to practice was nothing less than the traits of globalization before its time. This new book in The Story of Indian Business series tells their fascinating story.

Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction

1. Kachchh: Land of Entrepreneurs
2. Pearls, Dates and Arms: Kachchhi Entrepreneurs in Muscat
3. Kachchhi Enterprise in Zanzibar
4. Kachchhi Mercantile Firms

Conclusion
Glossary
List of Abbreviations
Bibliography

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