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Indian Economy, 1858-1914

Irfan Habib (Author) A People's History of India

The monograph surveys the developments within the Indian economy during the period of the high tide of colonial domination between the 1857 Rebellion and the First World War. Its various sub-chapters deal with population, gross product and prices; tribute, the imperialism of free Trade and the construction of railways; peasant agricultural, plantations, commercialization of agriculture and its impact on rents, peasant incomes and agricultural wages; rural de-industrialization, modern industries, tariff and exchange policies; banking and finance; and the fiscal system, tax burden and the rise of economic nationalism. There are extracts from contemporary comments and reports; technical notes on such matters as computing national income, counterfactual analysis, etc. Short bibliographies are provided, accompanying each of the five chapters.

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About the author

Irfan Habib

Irfan Habib, formerly Professor of History at Aligarh Muslim University, is a well-known historian and author of The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 (1963; second rev. edn. 1999), An Atlas of the Mughal Empire (1982), and Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception (1995). He is also the author of Prehistory (2001), the first in a series of monographs on a People’s History of India, to be published successively under the auspices of the Aligarh Historians Society.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Economy, 1858-1914
Author Irfan Habib
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.04.2012
Edition 3rd ed.
Publisher Tulika Books
Language: English
isbn 818948706X, 9788189487928
length xii+159p., Tables; Maps; Index; 25cm.