Indian Economy 1858-1914


Irfan Habib

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Indian Economy 1858-1914 surveys the developments within the Indian economy during the period of the high tide of colonial domination between the 1857 Rebellion and the First World War.



Volume 28 of the People’s History of India, the various sub-chapters of Indian Economy 1858-1914 deal with population, gross product and prices; tribute, the imperialism of Free Trade, and the construction of railways; peasant agriculture, plantations, commercialization of agriculture and its impact on rents, peasant incomes and agricultural wages; and rural de-industrialization, modern industries, tariff and exchange policies; banking and finance; and the fiscal system, tax-burden and the rise of economic nationalism.


There are extracts from contemporary comments and reports; technical notes on such matters as computing national income, counterfactual analysis, etc. Short bibliographies are provided, accompanying each of the five chapters.

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