European Commercial Enterprise in Pre-Colonial India, Volume 2
European traders first appeared in India at the end of the fifteenth century and established corporate enterprises in the region, such as the English and Dutch East India companies. This volume considers how, over a span of three centuries, the Indian economy expanded and was integrated into the pre-modern world economy as a result of these interactions. By documenting the existing literature, the author provdes a fascinating overview of the impact of European trade on the pre-colonial Indian economy which will be of value to students of Indlian, European and colonial history.
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