By Tirthankar Roy
The loss of life of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 till the annexation of Maratha territories by way of the British East India corporation in 1818 was once a interval of transition for the economic system of India. This booklet specializes in those transitions, and indicates how a learn of this era of Indian background contributes to a deeper figuring out of the long-run styles of financial swap in India.
Momentous adjustments happened in enterprise and politics in India through the eighteenth century - the growth of alternate with Europe and the cave in of the Mughal Empire, leading to the formation of a few self sustaining states. This ebook analyses how those forces have been interrelated, and the way they went directly to swap livelihoods and fabric health within the quarter. utilizing specified stories of markets, associations, rural and concrete livelihoods, and the normal of dwelling, it develops a brand new point of view at the background of eighteenth century India, one who areas enterprise on the centre, instead of the transition to colonial rule.
This publication is the 1st systematic account of the commercial background of early sleek India, and a necessary reference for college students and students of Economics and South Asian History.
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