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From muse to machines: how Indian cottons steered the technological trajectory of the British cotton industry

Raman, Alka (2019) From muse to machines: how Indian cottons steered the technological trajectory of the British cotton industry. In: LSE Research Festival 2019, 2019-02-25 - 2019-03-02.

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Abstract

How did Indian cotton cloth influence British industrialisation? I use historical textual and material evidence to show that the quest for improvement in cloth quality, to match that of the competitor and benchmark Indian cotton cloth, underpinned the technological course taken by the English cotton industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD8682 Industrial Relations - India
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 14:15
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 14:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100598

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