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Merchants, Politics and Society in Early Modern India: Bihar: 1733-1820 (Kumkum Chatterjee) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1996) 9789004103030
Merchants, Politics and Society in Early Modern India: Bihar: 1733-1820 (Kumkum Chatterjee) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1996) 9789004103030
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Title: Merchants, Politics and Society in Early Modern India: Bihar: 1733-1820

Author: Chatterjee, Kumkum

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1996

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004103030

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 273

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This monograph deals with the social and political context of commercial activity in early modern India--a period during which Eastern India (and Bihar) experienced the transition to British colonial rule. As a point of departure from existing scholarly literature that usually studies this transition in material terms, this volume uses an approach that takes into account the configuration of social relations and political connections within which, it argues, commercial activity was embedded.Using merchants and bankers as its subjects, this book deals with the structure of trade and banking, the position of merchants in the cultural order and the role of the state in perpetuating this order.ContentsAcknowledgments Abbreviations List of Illustrations Introduction I The Setting: The Region, the Polity, the Commercial System and Cultural Antecedents II Rural Trade: Structure, Working and Forms of Control III The Politics of Big Business IV Plassey and Its AftermathV Rural Trade and Early British Rule VI Big Business in a New Environment VII The Banking Business VIII Business, Politics and Society Conclusion App. A. Detailed Breakdown of Sair Duties Collected by Maharaja Kalyan Singh from the Parganas Included in His Paruchina Mahal of Zilla Bihar Per Annum App. B. Cotton Piece-Goods Supplied by Patna Merchants to the English Company, 1774-1780 Select Glossary Select Bibliography Index
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