Palgrave Studies in Economic History

The Economy of South Asia

From 1950 to the Present

Authors: Roy, Tirthankar

  • Offers the first economic history account of South Asian transition in the last 70 years
  • Surveys the broad patterns of economic change in the five larger nations of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal) in the years after the end of British colonial rule 
  • Explores the phenomenon of 'transition' from a socialistic development regime towards a market-driven and outward-looking one
  • Provides new interpretations on ongoing economic changes
  • Questions the long-term trajectory of economic growth in South Asia
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This book explores the historical roots of rapid economic growth in South Asia, with reference to politics, markets, resources, and the world economy. Roy posits that, after an initial slow period of growth between 1950 and the 1980s, the region has been growing rapidly and fast catching up with the world on average levels of living. Why did this turnaround happen? Does it matter? Is it sustainable? The author answers these questions by drawing connections, comparisons, and parallels between the five large countries in the region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It shows why, despite differences in political experience between these countries, similarities in resources and markets could produce similar trajectories. Home to a fifth of the world’s population, South Asia’s transformation has the power to change the world. Most accounts of the process focus on individual nations, but by breaking out of that mould, Roy takes on the region as a whole, and delivers a radical new interpretation of why the economy of South Asia is changing so fast.



About the authors

Tirthankar Roy is Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. His research interests include global history, the economic history of South Asia and industrialisation. A leading member of his field, Roy is the author of Law and the Economy in Colonial India (with Anand Swamy) and India in the World Economy from Antiquity to the Present.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-21

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  • Defining the Region: Geography and History

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    Pages 23-37

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  • The State and the Economy I: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

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    Pages 39-74

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  • The State and the Economy II: Sri Lanka and Nepal

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    Pages 75-93

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  • Growth and Development

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    Pages 95-127

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54720-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 64,19 €
128,39 € (listprice)
price for Germany (gross)
valid through 31. Dezember 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54719-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economy of South Asia
Book Subtitle
From 1950 to the Present
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54720-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54720-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54719-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 351
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
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