India's New Capitalists: Caste, Business, and Industry in a Modern Nation

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region?s new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India?s new entrepreneurial groups.

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User Review  - Murali Krishna Podile - Goodreads

Amazing book that deals with the context which enabled various communities to exercise their entrepreneurial spirit.There are very few of such books that go into the economic history and industrial evolution of India. Read full review

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User Review  - Rama - Goodreads

Quite an informative book regarding the rise of capitalist classes in India within traditionally non-business castes over time against the background of the business orientation of the Parsis/Gujarati ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Old Merchant Communities
8
Brahmins Khatris and Babus
48
Copyright

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HARISH DAMODARAN is a journalist who has worked for more than 16 years as a reporter and editorial analyst with the Press Trust of India and the Hindu Business Line. Currently Senior Assistant Editor at The Hindu Business Line, Damodaran has specialised in agri-business and commodities coverage. Insights from field-level reportage have helped in complimenting his wider interest in macro-economic policy, business and development issues. In December 2004, Damodaran was conferred a book writing-fellowship from the New India Foundation, Bangalore, which resulted in the present book.

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