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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The Old Merchant Communities
Brahmins Khatris and Babus

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About the author (2008)

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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