India in the World Economy (New Approaches to Asian History) by Tirthankar Roy

By Tirthankar Roy

Cross-cultural trade has characterized the commercial lifetime of India considering antiquity. Its lengthy sea coast has afforded handy entry to Asia and Africa, and buying and selling partnerships shaped within the alternate of commodities starting from textiles to army know-how. In a trip spanning 2,000 years, this publication describes the binds of exchange, migration and funding among India and the remainder of the area, displaying how altering styles of globalisation reverberated on fiscal coverage, politics, and political ideology inside India. via his narrative, health care professional Tirthankar asks 3 significant questions: is that this a very Indian tale? whilst did the large turning issues take place? Is it attainable to differentiate the fashionable from the pre-modern trend of trade? those questions invite a brand new method of the examine of Indian heritage through putting the quarter squarely on the centre of the narrative. this can be international background written on India's phrases, inviting South Asian, Indian and worldwide historians to reconsider either their background and their methodologies.

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