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Merchants, traders, entrepreneurs : Indian business in the colonial era

Author: Claude Markovits
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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"The merchant world represents a relatively neglected area in South Asian history. This book fills a gap by bringing together a number of articles which deal with the mercantile world of colonial India. The three major themes taken up are: the relationship between the business world and the world of politics in the late colonial era, particularly the links between business interests and political nationalism; the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Markovits, Claude.
Merchants, traders, entrepreneurs.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)681064587
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Markovits
ISBN: 0230205984 9780230205987
OCLC Number: 232390908
Description: xii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Business and Politics --
1. Congress Policy Towards Business in the Pre-Independence Era --
2. Indian Business and the Congress Provincial Governments 1937-1939 --
3. Businessmen and the Partition of India --
pt. II. Entrepreneurship and Society --
4. Muslim Businessmen in South Asia, c. 1900-1950 --
5. Bombay as a Business Centre in the Colonial Period: A Comparison with Calcutta --
6. The Tata Paradox --
7. Merchants, Entrepreneurs, and the Middle Classes in Twentieth-Century India --
pt. III. Merchant Networks --
8. Merchant Circulation in South Asia (Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries): The Rise of Pan-Indian Merchant Networks --
9. Indian Merchant Networks Outside India in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Preliminary Survey --
10. Epilogue: Returning the Merchant to South Asian History?
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