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By Tirthankar Roy

The demise of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 till the annexation of Maratha territories via the British East India corporation in 1818 was once a interval of transition for the economic climate of India. This booklet makes a speciality of those transitions, and exhibits how a examine of this era of Indian historical past contributes to a deeper figuring out of the long-run styles of financial swap in India.

Momentous alterations happened in company and politics in India through the eighteenth century - the growth of alternate with Europe and the cave in of the Mughal Empire, leading to the formation of a couple of self sufficient states. This e-book analyses how those forces have been interrelated, and the way they went directly to swap livelihoods and fabric wellness within the sector. utilizing specified reviews of markets, associations, rural and concrete livelihoods, and the traditional of dwelling, it develops a brand new viewpoint at the background of eighteenth century India, person who locations company on the centre, instead of the transition to colonial rule.

This booklet is the 1st systematic account of the commercial heritage of early glossy India, and a necessary reference for college kids and students of Economics and South Asian History.

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