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The Economic History of India 1857-1947
The Economic History of India 1857-1947

The Economic History of India 1857-1947

by Tirthankar Roy

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195662547 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 318

Binding

Paperback

Tirthankar Roy

Author: Tirthankar Roy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 318
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195662547

Description

Now in paperback edition, this is one of the few detailed and updated books on the economic history of colonial India. It approaches the subject along the same lines as the Cambridge Economic History of India, but is a much more condensed and compact version.

From the myriad facets of economic history, topics relevant to the student have been carefully chosen. These include specific aspects of the Indian economy such as population, occupational structure, agrarian relations, industry, plantations, and mines, banking and macro economy.

The book provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography highlighting essential and optional reference at the end of each chapter. An invaluable resource for readers, it will also prove to be handy reference for teachers and researchers in economics and history.

EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS:

This book makes a wealth of data admirably accessible. Each chapter begins with a small set of questions that are discussed as empirical problems and analyzed in painstaking detail and returns at the end to its initial questions to formulate summary conclusion, followed by a well-chosen list of suggested readings.
- David Ludden, University of Pennsylvania

In a heterodox filed in which historical economists often find themselves defensive about their methods and struggling with a paucity of records, Roy offers a serious attempt to place the tools of economic analysis in the service of Indian history. It is a pity it ends at 1947.
- Sandi Hejeebu, University of Iowa

Tirthankar Roy's book gives a very balanced and dogma-free analysis of the shaping of the Indian economy during the period 1857 to 1947.

Contents

List of Tables
List of Maps
List of Abbreviations

INTRODUCTION
India, 1857-1947
Economic History
Economic History and India

THE BACKGROUND: 1757-1857
Conditions about 1750
Foreign Trade
Agrarian Change
Industry and Finance
Infrastructure

AGRICYULTURE AND COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES
Production, Investment and Technology
Expansion in Markets
Effects of Market Expansion
Explaining Growth and Stagnation
Common Property Resources

SMALL-SCAL INDUSTRY
Long-term pattern of Indian industrialization
Examples of Traditional Industries in Transition
Capital in Traditional Small-Scale Industry
Modern Small-Scale Industry

LARGE SCALE INDUSTRY
Statistical Profile
Stages of Industrialization
Major Industries
Labor
Finance for Industry
Entrepreneurship
Management
Large Scale Industry in the Princely States

PLANTATION, MINES, AND BANKING

Tea Plantations
Coal Mining
Banking
THE MACROECONOMY
An Overview: Economic Structure, Growth and fluctuations
Statistical Outline
Money Supply and Balance of Payments
Fluctuations in Price and Outputs
Speculating the Causes of Stagnation

THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT
Policies and Policy-Making
Trade Policy
Public Finance
Infrastructure and Institutions

POPULATION AND LABOUR FORCE
Population Size and Growth
Labor Force and Occupational Structure

CONCLUSION
Summary
Research Topics

Appendix A: Imperialism
Appendix B: The National Accounting System

Index

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