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The Story of Indian Manufacturing

Encounters with the Mughal and British Empires (1498 -1947)

Authors: Seth, Vijay K.

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  • Describes the relationship that emerged between the economic environment created by the Mughal Empire and traditional flexible manufacturing (TFM)
  • Presents the entire process of transformation of TFM into modern manufacturing, as it occurred in Britain
  • Shows how the British Industrial Revolution conditioned the growth of manufacturing in other countries, especially British colonies
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This book discusses the role historical events played in determining the pattern of growth of Indian manufacturing. Two important historical events significantly influenced the course of Indian manufacturing from the 15th century AD. The first was the arrival of European merchants via sea route pioneered by Vasco-da-Gamma in 1498 and the other was the dawn of the Mughal Empire in 1526. The book explores how these two events provided the appropriate stimulus for the emergence of traditional flexible manufacturing in India and how they played a vital role in the pattern of growth of the Indian manufacturing: The Mughal Empire created an integrated economy of continental size whereas European trading companies expanded the commercial connectivity of the Indian economy and South East Asia. It further investigates how the circumstances created by the colonial administration, factor endowment and market conditions created the complex forms of manufacturing enterprises that India inherited at the time of independence. It is a valuable resource for students of history, economic history, business history and the history of technology.

About the authors

Vijay K. Seth is a former professor of the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and International Management Institute, New Delhi, India. He is founding editor of journal Emerging Economy Studies, published by SAGE Publications.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5574-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5573-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5431-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Story of Indian Manufacturing
Book Subtitle
Encounters with the Mughal and British Empires (1498 -1947)
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Distribution Rights
The print edition is not for sale in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Customers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan please order the print book from: Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5574-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5574-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5573-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5431-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 309
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