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Geography or politics? Regional inequality in colonial India

Roy, Tirthankar (2014) Geography or politics? Regional inequality in colonial India. European Review of Economic History, 18 (3). pp. 324-348. ISSN 1474-0044

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Identification Number: 10.1093/ereh/heu009


Explaining regional inequality in the nineteenth-century world forms a major preoccupation of global history. A big country like India, being composed of regions that differed in geographical and political characteristics, raises a parallel set of issues to those debated in global economic history. With a new dataset, the paper attempts to tackle these issues, and finds evidence to suggest that regional differences, and divergence, were significantly influenced by geographical conditions.

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Additional Information: © 2014 European Historical Economics Society
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 13:59
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:14

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