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Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion 1770-1870

C.A. Bayly


This volume on the social and economic history of colonial India traces the evolution of towns and merchant communities in north India from the decline of Mughal dominion to the consolidation of British Empire following the 1857 mutiny. It provides detailed studies of towns, bazaars, merchants and service people against the background of crucial developments in the political economy of pre-colonial and early colonial north India. It explores the patterns of social and political relations which derive from economic activity and not with economic development or with volumes of trade and producti ... More

Keywords: towns, merchant communities, north India, Mughal dominion, bazaars, service people, political economy, social relations, colonial trade, British Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077466
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077466.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C.A. Bayly, author
University of Cambridge