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The transition to a colonial economy : weavers, merchants, and kings in South India, 1720-1800

Author: Prasannan Parthasarathi
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 7.
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Contrary to popular belief that poverty has been characteristic of India for centuries, the author demonstrates that, it was not until the rise of colonial rule that the decline in the economic fortunes of the labouring communities was initiated. The book represents a powerful revisionist statement on Britain in India.
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Parthasarathi, Prasannan.
Transition to a colonial economy.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00045441
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Prasannan Parthasarathi
ISBN: 9780521570428 0521570425 0511053614 9780511053610 0511116454 9780511116452 0511018509 9780511018503 9780511497414 0511497415
OCLC Number: 559243670
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 165 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgments; Note on Indian words and place names; Note on money; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Weavers and merchants 1720 ... 1760; 2 Agriculture and cotton textiles; 3 Weaver distress 1765 ... 1800; 4 Weaver protest; 5 Laborers, kings and colonialism; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 7.
Responsibility: Prasannan Parthasarathi.
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