This collection of articles from authors who include some of India’s leading economic historians consists of studies in the growth of capitalism, the impact of colonialism, and the implications of the current phase of globalization for India and the world.
The global crisis that broke out in 2008 raised for many fundamental questions about the present economic order.
The contributors to Capitalism, Colonialism and Globalization are: Irfan Habib, Utsa Patnaik, B. Surendra Rao, Raj Shekhar Basu,Sanjukta Das Gupta, Arun Bandopadhyay, Amar Farooqui, Prabhat Patnaik, Vamsi Vakulabharanam,Jayati Ghosh and Shireen Moosvi, who has also edited the volume.
Shireen Moosvi, is Professor of History at Aligarh Muslim University and is the author of The Mughal Empire, c. 1595: A Statistical Study (1987) and Taxation, Trade and People in Mughal India (2008). She has edited Facets of the Great Rebellion, 1857 (2009), and published a number of papers on colonial economic history and labour conditions. She has also published Episodes in the Life of Akbar (1994).