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Economic History of India: Trade During the Great Mughals, 1526-1700 AD

 
Geeta Ojha (Author)
Synopsis The political economy of the Mughal empire and of the European trade with India clearly mark out the age of Mughal rule as a distinct phase in the country's economic history. In recent years, there has been increasing interest among scholars and the general educated public in the nature and causes of the economic development or stagnation of nation. Few of the questions raised by this concern regarding the position of inland and foreign trade of India during the period 1526 to 1707 AD i.e. under the Great Mughals can be answered in depth through this comprehensive book entitled "Inland and Foreign Trade of India during the Mughal age". The centralized authority created by the Mughals had manifold implication for the economic life of the Indian people. The Mughals rendered possible a very substantial expansion in inter-regional trade, anticipating the emergence of an integrated market. In course of time the trade contributed to an undoubted increase in the absolute volume of India's exports and imports, stimulated Indian participation in overseas commerce and induced some positive developments in the manufacturing section of the economy and affected the fortunes of the Indian merchants in different ways by the patterns of competition and collaboration with the traders from abroad. The book is a comprehensive interpretation to the aforesaid facts of the economic history of Mughal India, the focus here is on the internal trade, foreign trade, transport and communication, seaports and shipping, commercial items and in the focus which affected the course of economic life in the greater part of the territory.
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About the author

Geeta Ojha

Dr. Geeta Ojha joined the Ranchi University Service in 1981 as a Lecturer in History after a brilliant academic career at the same University. She became Reader under the Ranchi University. Currently, she is teaching History in the Post Graduate Department of History, Ranchi University, as a Reader and is engaged in extensive reputed research journals. Several research workers are working under her supervision at present for their higher research degrees. Though she received her Master's Degree specializing in the History of International Relations, her wisdom and grace of a profound scholar encourages her to penetrate into the field of Economic History of a Medieval Indian History.

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Bibliographic information

Title Economic History of India: Trade During the Great Mughals, 1526-1700 AD
Author Geeta Ojha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187798424
length xxx+259p., 23cm.
Subjects History