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- DescriptionThis book deals with maritime workers, seafarers and merchant shipping in the Indian subcontinent during a crucial period of the British Empire. It examines the recruitment and control of coolies and seafarers, their social and regional composition, wages, itineraries, work, voyages, as well as patterns of resistance. This volume also explores the importance of Indian labour in the context of European merchant shipping. It provides a detailed account of development of shipping industry and ecomic life in the subcontinent-ship owners and their organizations, voyages and destinations, private intermediaries, city and port life, industrial and commercial centres, and colonial ecomic policies. The author also evaluates the position of India in the world ecomy in the period of late capitalism and high imperialism, interweaving the mutually reinforcing contexts of colonialism and globalization. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of modern Indian history, labour studies, and ecomics.
- Author BiographyG. Balachandran is Professor of International History and Politics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
- Author(s)G. Balachandran
- PublisherOUP India
- Date of Publication08/03/2012
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew Delhi
- Country of PublicationIndia
- ImprintOUP India
- Content Note22 black and white illustrations
- Weight514 g
- Width145 mm
- Height219 mm
- Spine27 mm
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