This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 244
  • Course:
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Indian Business History
  • Stream: History
  • Description:

    Pre-1947 East India Company and Agency Houses: Introduction and overview; History of economic planning in India; Banking history; Communities and traders associated with early commerce and industry; History of businesses in transport: railway and aviation; Family-owned businesses; Industrial houses: Tata; History of public sector manufacturing; History of the Indian software business; Defence industries in India; Liberalisation of Indian economy; Financial diplomacy and the Indian state.

  • Course References:

    Medha Kudaisya (ed) The Oxford India anthology of business history, Oxford University Press: 2011. ^$^Gita Piramal, Business Maharajas, Penguin: 1996^$^Atul Kohli, Democracy and development in India: from socialism to pro–business, OUP: 2010. ^$^D. Tripathi and J. Jumani, The concise Oxford history of Indian business, OUP: 2007. ^$^Douglas Haynes, Small Town Capitalism in Western India: Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy, CUP: 2012. ^$^Claude Markovits, Merchants, traders, entrepreneurs: Indian business in the colonial era, Palgrave Macmillan: 2008