The transition to a colonial economy : weavers, merchants, and kings in South India, 1720-1800 /

According to widespread belief, poverty and low standards of living have been characteristic of India for centuries. Challenging this view, Prasannan Parthasarathi demonstrates that, until the late eighteenth century, labouring groups in South India, those at the bottom of the social order, were in...

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Main Author: Parthasarathi, Prasannan (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series:Cambridge studies in Indian history and society. ; 7.
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