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- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 50.00
In a history of labouring women in Calcutta, the author demonstrates how social constructions of gender shaped their lives and how the long-term trends in the Indian economy devalued their labour. The study makes a significant contribution to the social and economic history of colonial India. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 48.00
Tirthankar Roy challenges the view that traditional industry was destroyed in the colonial period. Roy argues that while traditional industry did evolve during the industrial revolution, these transformations had a galvanizing effect on manufacturing generally and that the major industries in post-independence India were shaped by such transformations. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00
Contrary to popular belief that poverty has been characteristic of India for centuries, the author demonstrates that, it was not until the rise of colonial rule that the decline in the economic fortunes of the labouring communities was initiated. The book represents a powerful revisionist statement on Britain in India. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 38.00
The book charts the development of merchant communities in the province of Sind from the pre-colonial period, throught colonial conquest, to independence. Describing how they came to negotiate trade throughout the world, the book throws light on the nature of these diasporas in their interaction with the global economy. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 53.00
Nandini Gooptu's history of the Indian urban poor represents a tour-de-force. It focuses on themes ranging from the social construction of poverty, religious and caste identities and nationalist and labour politics. In this way, the book contributes to current debates on the nature of subaltern politics and consciousness. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00
William Gould explores the nature of Hindu nationalism as an ideology and political language. Using an array of historical sources, he demonstrates how Hindu nationalist ideology affected the secularist Congress in Uttar Pradesh on the eve of Independence, and how these ideologies fostered tensions between Hindus and Muslims. more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 32.99
Between the 1890s and 1920s, cities in the vast region stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean were experiencing political, social, economic, and cultural changes that had been set in motion at least since the early nineteenth century. As the age of pre-colonial empires gave way to colonial and national states, there was a sense... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 30.00
A comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia from medieval times to the present day. As a comparative synthesis of the literature on agrarian regimes in South Asia, this book will be a valuable student resource. more...