Studies in Economic Change
First published in 2009
2012 (third edition)
9.5x 6.25 inches
viii+ 196 pages
All rights available
Edited by Shireen Moosvi
The global crisis that broke out in 2008 raised for many fundamental questions about the present economic order. This collection of articles from authors who include some of India’s leading economic historians consists of studies in the growth of capitalism, the impact of colonialism, and the implications of the current phase of globalization for India and the world.
The contributors to this volume are: Irfan Habib, Utsa Patnaik, B. Surendra Rao, Raj Shekhar Basu, Sanjukta Das Gupta, Arun Bandopadhyay, Amar Farooqui, Prabhat Patnaik, Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Jayati Ghosh and Shireen Moosvi, who has also edited the volume.
Shireen Moosvi, is Professor of History at Aligarh Muslim University and is the author of The Mughal Empire, c. 1595: A Statistical Study (1987) and Taxation, Trade and People in Mughal India (2008). She has edited Facets of the Great Rebellion, 1857 (2009), and published a number of papers on colonial economic history and labour conditions. She has also published Episodes in the Life of Akbar (1994).
A critical discourse on the interconnectedness of capitalism,colonialism and globalisation with a well-defined focus.
– C. T. Kurien, Frontline
This volume brings together essays by some of India’s leading economic historians and economists. Of the 11 pieces in the collection, seven are mainly historical and three are focussed on the contemporary situation, while the one by the editor, Shireen Moosvi, emphasises the need for a change from the perilous present to a more assuring future. Competently crafted, the essays hold the reader’s interest and argue their case forcefully.
– M.V. Nadkarni, The Hindu