About the Book :
The studies on economic history of modern India had a very late beginning. During the early stage of historiography, a few historians recognized the connection between political and economic history remained a chapter on economic conditions only. Causes and effects of economy were never and analyzed. This book attempts to fill that gap. Examining the characteristic of a colonial economy, the book discusses the process of colonizing Indian economy, with speared focus on monopolistic trade tactics, banning of Indian products in Britain, transformation of trade after industrial revolution and entry of foreign enterprises in India. It also extend an elaborate discussion on land settlement, revenue policies, commercialization of agriculture, decline of handicrafts, state of irrigation, development of transport and communication and currency. Finally, it evaluates economic impact of British rule and addresses the issue of economic drain from India.
About the Author :
Prof. S.N. Pandey, formerly Dean, School of Social Science, Manipur University, Imphal, has been actively engaged in study, teaching and research of history, particularly modern Indian history, for the last forty-five years. Also he was chairman of School Service Commission, Government of Bihar. Prof. Pandey has published over fifty research papers in several national and international journals of repute. Also, he has to his credit five books.
Colonial Economy -- Land -- Agriculture -- Traditional Industry -- Industry -- Foreign Trade -- Transport and Communication -- Irrigation -- Famines -- Currency -- Economic Drain -- Economic Impact of the British Rule -- Conclusion