Trade Politics and Society : The Indian Milieu in the Early Modern Era

By: Sushil Chaudhury

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1st Edition. The essays in the volume deal with a potpourri of Indian history in the early modern era. They unfold many facets of the trade, politics and society of India and offer new perspectives which will help dispel some of the misconceptions prevailing for long. The first part of the book is concerned mainly with Bengal trade and commerce wherein after an extensive survey of the maritime trade in the Indian Ocean, the role of the Armenians as also their unique contribution in Dhaka’s commercial and social life in the eighteenth century has been studied in depth for the first time. It also showcases how merchants were the conduit of close Indo-Persian relations in the early modern era. The essays take up issues like the role of hundis in the commercial life, and the problem of multiple currencies. Part 2 on Politics establishes beyond doubt that Plassey was not an Indian-born conspiracy, that without active British help and involvement, the conspiracy would not have matured enough to bring about the revolution. Again, the volume will establish that the Dharma Sabha of Calcutta had no role whatsoever in spreading the rumour of the greased cartridge, and that the Surat merchants could even dare fight the mighty Mughals quite successfully. Printed Pages: 345

Title: Trade Politics and Society : The Indian Milieu in the Early Modern Era

Author Name: Sushil Chaudhury

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789350980835

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200665

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