Companies Commerce and Merchants: Bengal in the Pre-Colonial Era

By: Sushil Chaudhury

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This anthology vastly expands our understanding of the much-misconstructed history of early modern Bengal. The original forays in Bengal’s economic history illuminate the state of prosperity in Bengal in the pre-colonial era. Together they seek to redress the misconception that economic decline in Bengal set in even before the British conquest of Bengal. Based on original sources in the European and Indian archives and libraries, most of the essays in the book underscores that Bengal had a prosperous economy even in the mid-eighteenth century. The period is extremely significant inasmuch as it witnessed the advent of the European trading companies and the vital role they played subsequently in the economy and politics of Bengal. The main thread that runs throughout this discourse is the state of Bengal’s commercial economy during the pre-colonial era. In the process, a critical analysis has been made of the of the position of different industries like textile, silk, saltpeter and opium, etc. Printed Pages: 433

Title: Companies Commerce and Merchants: Bengal in the Pre-Colonial Era

Author Name: Sushil Chaudhury

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2015

ISBN: 9789350980828

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200644

Keywords: Companies Commerce and Merchants: Bengal in the Pre-Colonial Era Sushil Chaudhury