Economic History of India from Eighteenth to Twentieth Century: History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization: Volume VIII, Part 3
Chaudhuri, Binay Bhushan (Ed.)
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Book ID : 38956
ISBN-10 : 81-87586-23-0 / 8187586230
ISBN-13 : 978-81-87586-23-4 / 9788187586234
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
888p., Index, 29 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. The formation of modern agrarian economies in South India. 2. Colonialism and tribal economy. 3. Colonized trade: major shifts in India's trade and commercial organizations, 1700-1860. 4. Social organization of artisan production in India: changing role of the market, technology, and merchant-creditor: 18 to 20 centuries. 5. The evolution of the non-agrarian formal sector of the Indian economy through the nineteenth and twentieth century. 6. The industrialization of India: technology and production. 7. A history of a colonial working class, India: 1850-1946. 8. Policy environment and agricultural trends post independence India. 9. Trends in area, production and productivity of some selected crops-a state-level analysis of Indian agriculture (1980-81-1999-2000). 10. A historical perspective on international specialization in agriculture in the present era of globalization.
The general theme of this collection of essays, forming the second part of the PHISPC publication Economic History of India from the 18 to 20 Century, is the process, nature and extent of transformation of India's economy during the period. The first part is devoted to a single theme - 'Peasant history of late pre-colonial and colonial India: eighteenth to mid-twentieth century'. Except for two essays, the second part does not include any agrarian stuff for the pre-1947 period. What follows may give readers an idea of the range of concerns of the contributors to the second part. Two essays are on economies of South India and changes in the 'unique components of tribal economy'. Other themes include the major shifts in India's trade and commercial organization; technology and social organization of small-scale artisan production; 'atypical' nature of the formation of the industrial working class; 'colonial transformation' of Indian economy and the cheapness of production for the home market' in the slow industrial growth during early British rule; limited substitution of capital for labour and the background to choices of technology over time. Essays on the agricultural trends in the post-1947 period analyse, among other questions, implications of the 'technology-driven growth strategy' for agriculture and of the 'export thrust from agriculture'.