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The mutiny and the merchants

Roy, Tirthankar (2016) The mutiny and the merchants. Historical Journal, 59 (02). pp. 393-416. ISSN 0018-246X

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0018246X15000370


The historiography of the Indian mutiny (1857–8) suggests that livelihood classes responded to the episode differently, but pays more attention to the agricultural classes than the urban commercial ones in studying the response. This article revises the economic history of the rebellion by showing that commercial interests were influenced by concerns over security of property, and that they, as much as landed interests, shaped the course of the rebellion.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 14:35
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 03:42

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