Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India
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Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India by Tirthankar Roy
Book DescriptionThe majority of workers in South Asia are employed in industries that rely on manual labour and craft skills. Some of these industries have existed for centuries and survived great changes in consumption and technology over the last 150 years. In earlier studies, historians of the region focused on mechanized rather than craft industries, arguing that traditional manufacturing was destroyed or devitalized during the colonial period, and that 'modern' industry is substantially different. Exploring material from research into five traditional industries, Tirthankar Roy's book contests these notions, demonstrating that while traditional industry did evolve during the Industrial Revolution, these transformations had a positive rather than destructive effect on manufacturing generally. In fact, the book suggests, the major industries in post-independence India were shaped by such transformations. Tirthankar Roy's book offers penetrating insights into India's economic and social history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521033053
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
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, Paperback (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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