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The Cambridge Economic History of India - Volume I: 1200-1750
The Cambridge Economic History of India - Volume I: 1200-1750

The Cambridge Economic History of India - Volume I: 1200-1750

by Tapan Raychaudhuri

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Language

English

Publisher

Orient Longman

ISBN

8125027092 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 543

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Hardcover

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Author: Tapan Raychaudhuri
Irfan Habib/
Editor(s): Tapan Raychaudhuri / Irfan Habib
Publisher: Orient Longman
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 543
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125027092

Description

The two-volume Cambridge Economic History of India has served as the single most widely consulted and cited reference for over twenty years. This volume covers a spectrum of socio-economic views on, and reviews of , c 1200-1500, the pre-Mughal period. It begins at the point from which a systematic treatment of Indian economic history becomes possible. It closes on the eve of the subjugation of the country and its economy by Britain.

Twenty-seven essays in fifteen chapters by social and economic historians of national and international renown together construct an India whose modern constructions along broader lines and patterns are seen to emerge in the second volume to this history.

The first volume of The Cambridge History of India was published in 1922. Explaining its raison
d’etre, the editor, Professor E J Rapson, referred to the vast accumulation of knowledge on Indian history and the consequent need for an authoritative summary. As the history of that project later revealed, the knowledge transmitted contained serious gaps. In particular, the series devoted hardly any attention to economic and social history. On the other hand, it is now recognized that The Cambridge History of India was more than a précis of existing knowledge. Its contributors not only added to the existing stock of information; but their interpretations, in spite of limitations of the set framework and the kind of bias inseparable from the times, also provoked further reflection and research.

Contents

LIST OF MAPS

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

The Geographical Background by Irfan Habib

South India: Some General considerations of the Region and its Early History

PART I: c 1200-1500

NORTHERN INDIA UNDER THE SULTANATE

Economic Conditions before 1200
Agrarian Economy
Non-Agricultural Production and Urban Economy
The Currency System

VIJYANAGARA c 1350-1564

THE MARITIME TRADE OF INDIA

PART II: c 1500-1750

POPULATION

THE STATE AND THE ECONOMY

The Mughal Empire
Maharashtra and the Deccan: a Note
The South

THE SYSTEM OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

Mughal India
South India

AGRARIAN RELATIONS AND LAND REVENUE

North India
The Medieval Deccan and Maharashtra

NON-AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
Mughal India
Maharashtra and the Deccan
South India

INLAND TRADE

MONETARY SYSTEM AND PRICES

FOREIGN TRADE
European Trade with India
India Merchants and the Trade in the Indian Ocean

TOWNS AND CITIES

Mughal India

The Far South

STANDARD OF LIVING

Mughal India

Maharashtra and the Deccan

APPENDIX
The Medieval Economy of Assam

Bibliography

Index

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