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                        1850–1960 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Maria Misra


This book is a study of the political and economic activities of an important group of British businessmen in India between 1850 and 1960. Though denounced by Indian nationalists as the economic arm of the British Raj, the firms of these ‘Managing Agents’ seemed unassailable before the First World War. However, during the inter-war period they rapidly lost their commanding position to both Indian and other foreign competitors. The author argues that the failure of these firms was, in part, the conse ... More

Keywords: India, British Raj, British businessmen, inter-war period, British colonial society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207115
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Misra, author
Keble College, Oxford