New Economic History of Colonial India
A New Economic History of Colonial India provides a new perspective on Indian economic history. Rather than presenting facts in the familiar structured format, this book shows where the boundaries of the field are shifting, by presenting new interpretations and analytical approaches on a selected range of themes that have seen major extensions in the recent times.
The book discusses the impact of property rights, the standard of living, the labour market and the aftermath of the Partition. It also addresses how education and work ethic changed, as well as providing a rethinking of traditional topics including de-industrialization, industrialization, railways, balance of payments, and the East India Company. Written by experts in the field, each chapter goes beyond the emphasis on exploitation, imperialism, and political domination, and places Indian history in the context of world history. The book is a valuable contribution for students and scholars of Asian Studies, Economics and History.