Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Flourishing branches, wilting core: research in modern Indian economic history

Roy, Tirthankar (2004) Flourishing branches, wilting core: research in modern Indian economic history. Australian Economic History Review, 44 (3). pp. 221-240. ISSN 0004-8992

Full text not available from this repository.

Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-8446.2004.00119.x


The core theme in modern Indian economic history until recently was economic growth in colonial India and models explaining stylised facts about growth or stagnation. From the 1980s, research moved away from the general toward more specific and local issues, a trend that has allowed new questions to be asked, has approached other fields and introduced a healthy scepticism for overarching models. But it also made macro-questions somewhat outdated, thereby weakening the link between history and models of economic growth and development. This essay reviews scholarship on new themes and asks how problems of economic growth can be motivated anew.

Item Type: Article
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2004 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd and the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N15 - Asia including Middle East
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2008 13:20
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:13

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item