This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 519
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Economic History of Colonial India
  • Stream: History
  • Introduction to Indian economic history; pre-colonial economic practices: peasant production, trade; India and the world economy; British East India Company and Imperialism: de-peasantization, de-industrialisation, reorganisation of production; Agriculture and Imperial Economy: land, peasants, irrigation and crops; Trade and Indian markets: finance, communication, domestic and foreign market; Plantation and small-peasant cultivation: tea, indigo, opium, sugar and jute; Natural resources and imperial practices: forestry, mining and water; Industrialisation during the imperial era: cotton, jute, steel, Anti-imperialist struggle: towards new models of development.