Rethinking Economic Change in India
Labour and Livelihood
By (author) Tirthankar Roy
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Rethinking Economic Change in India by Tirthankar Roy
Book DescriptionAs author of the hugely influential The Economic History of India 1857-1947, Tirthankar Roy has established himself as the leading contemporary economic historian of India. Here, Roy turns his attention to labour and livelihood and the nature of economic change in the Subcontinent. This book covers: * economic history of modern India * rural labour * labour-intensive industrialization * women and industrialization. Challenging the prevailing wisdom on Indian economic growth - that it is bound up with Marxian, postcolonial class analysis - Roy formulates a new view. Commercialization, surplus labour and uncertainty are seen as equally important and the end result reconciles the increasingly opposed view of economists and historians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415349895
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tirthankar Roy
Economic History of Early Modern India, Paperback (June 2013)
This text presents a coherent and readable account of the economic history of India from the end of the Mughal Empire early in the 18th century to the formal beginning of the British Empire in the mid-19th.
India in the World Economy, Hardback (June 2012)» View all books by Tirthankar Roy
This enthralling book offers a new approach to Indian economic history, placing trade and mercantile activity in the region within a global framework.
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Author Biography - Tirthankar Roy
Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research
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