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Economic History of Modern India: 1757-1947 Paperback – 1 Dec 2008

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The studies on economic history of modern India had a very late beginning. During the early stage of historiography, a few historians recognized the connection between political and economic history remained a chapter on economic conditions only. Causes and effects of economy were never and analyzed. This book attempts to fill that gap. Examining the characteristic of a colonial economy, the book discusses the process of colonizing Indian economy, with speared focus on monopolistic trade tactics, banning of Indian products in Britain, transformation of trade after industrial revolution and entry of foreign enterprises in India. It also extend an elaborate discussion on land settlement, revenue policies, commercialization of agriculture, decline of handicrafts, state of irrigation, development of transport and communication and currency. Finally, it evaluates economic impact of British rule and addresses the issue of economic drain from India. About The Author: Prof. S.N. Pandey, formerly Dean, School of Social Science, Manipur University, Imphal, has been actively engaged in study, teaching and research of history, particularly modern Indian history, for the last forty-five years. Also he was chairman of School Service Commission, Government of Bihar. Prof. Pandey has published over fifty research papers in several national and international journals of repute. Also, he has to his credit five books. Table of Contents Colonial Economy Land Agriculture Traditional Industry Industry Foreign Trade Transport and Communication Irrigation Famines Currency Economic Drain Economic Impact of the British Rule Conclusion

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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Readworthy Publications Pvt Ltd (1 December 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8189973045
  • ISBN-13: 978-8189973049
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,32,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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