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Beyond divergence: rethinking the economic history of India

Roy, Tirthankar (2012) Beyond divergence: rethinking the economic history of India. Economic History of Developing Regions, 27 (sup1). S57-S65. ISSN 2078-0389

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Identification Number: 10.1080/20780389.2012.657458


The interest of global historians in the non-western world tends to be driven by a desire to explain growing international economic inequality between 1800 and 2000. A preoccupation with the question, when the third world fell behind, results in a neglect of important characteristics of the economic history of the third world itself. A theory of international inequality can explain neither the recent economic resurgence in the economies of Asia and Africa, nor the highly uneven pattern of transformation within the larger nations like India. The paper suggests, with the Indian example, how these issues might be brought back into the discourse.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Economic History Society of Southern Africa
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 > N0 - General > N01 - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N15 - Asia including Middle East
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 13:50
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:58

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