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The Transition to a Colonial Economy : Weavers, Merchants and Kings in South India, 1720-1800.

By: Series: Cambridge Studies in Indian History and SocietyPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (180 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511156212
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Transition to a Colonial Economy : Weavers, Merchants and Kings in South India, 1720–1800DDC classification:
  • 380.109548
LOC classification:
  • HC437.S8 P37 2001
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Indian words and place names -- Note on money -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 Weavers and merchants 1720-1760 -- The Weavers -- The weaver household -- The rhythms of weaving -- The merchants -- Relations between merchants and weavers -- The cloth quality problem -- Asymmetries of contract -- Debt -- Weaver mobility -- Weaver solidarity -- The crisis of the 1720s and 1730s -- The agricultural price rise -- The Company response -- 2 Agriculture and cotton textiles -- The investment process in agriculture -- The state and investment -- The pattern of cotton cultivation -- From cotton to yarn -- Cotton cleaning -- Spinning -- APPENDIX 2.1 -- THE COTTON CULTIVATION PROCESS -- The extensive cultivation of cotton -- The intensive cultivation of cotton -- APPENDIX 2.2 -- THE COTTON TRADE IN SOUTH INDIA -- APPENDIX 2.3 -- ON THE SOURCES FOR TABLE 2.1 -- APPENDIX 2.4 -- NOTES ON THE CLOTH TRADE -- 3 Weaver distress 1765-1800 -- The cloth trade, 1770-1800 -- Relations between weavers and the Company -- Direct advances to weavers -- The cloth market -- Reversing the asymmetries of contract -- Production conditions -- The Company state -- Conclusion -- 4 Weaver protest -- The Cuddalore protest of 1778 -- The sources of discontent -- Solidarity -- Weavers and writing -- Conclusion -- 5 Laborers, kings and colonialism -- The state and labor in England -- Kings and laborers in South India -- Merchants and kings in South India -- Merchants and the Company state -- The Company state and agriculture -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- PRIMARY SOURCES -- MANUSCRIPT -- In English -- In Tamil -- PRINTED -- SECONDARY WORKS -- UNPUBLISHED WORKS -- Index.
Summary: The decline of the economic fortunes of the Indian labouring classes under the British.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Indian words and place names -- Note on money -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 Weavers and merchants 1720-1760 -- The Weavers -- The weaver household -- The rhythms of weaving -- The merchants -- Relations between merchants and weavers -- The cloth quality problem -- Asymmetries of contract -- Debt -- Weaver mobility -- Weaver solidarity -- The crisis of the 1720s and 1730s -- The agricultural price rise -- The Company response -- 2 Agriculture and cotton textiles -- The investment process in agriculture -- The state and investment -- The pattern of cotton cultivation -- From cotton to yarn -- Cotton cleaning -- Spinning -- APPENDIX 2.1 -- THE COTTON CULTIVATION PROCESS -- The extensive cultivation of cotton -- The intensive cultivation of cotton -- APPENDIX 2.2 -- THE COTTON TRADE IN SOUTH INDIA -- APPENDIX 2.3 -- ON THE SOURCES FOR TABLE 2.1 -- APPENDIX 2.4 -- NOTES ON THE CLOTH TRADE -- 3 Weaver distress 1765-1800 -- The cloth trade, 1770-1800 -- Relations between weavers and the Company -- Direct advances to weavers -- The cloth market -- Reversing the asymmetries of contract -- Production conditions -- The Company state -- Conclusion -- 4 Weaver protest -- The Cuddalore protest of 1778 -- The sources of discontent -- Solidarity -- Weavers and writing -- Conclusion -- 5 Laborers, kings and colonialism -- The state and labor in England -- Kings and laborers in South India -- Merchants and kings in South India -- Merchants and the Company state -- The Company state and agriculture -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- PRIMARY SOURCES -- MANUSCRIPT -- In English -- In Tamil -- PRINTED -- SECONDARY WORKS -- UNPUBLISHED WORKS -- Index.

The decline of the economic fortunes of the Indian labouring classes under the British.

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