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Forging Capitalism in Nehru’s India: Neocolonialism and the State, c. 1940-1970

Nasir Tyabji


The problems of industrial development in early independent India required the resolution of three, interrelated, sets of issues: from the mid-19th century, the involvement of Indians in large-scale trading activities associated with the imperial industrialized economies had led to the crystallization of a large-scale industrial/merchant and broker intermediary community; their entry into the industrial fold was accompanied by the rise of ‘swindler’ and ‘blackmarketeer’ capital, particularly during the two world wars; secondly, the impoverishment of large sections of the peasantry ensured quic ... More

Keywords: managing agencies, social engineering, capitalists, Nehru, industrialization, colonialism, planning, regulation, business groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199457595
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nasir Tyabji, author
Economic historian with interests in the areas of technology, innovation, and the social aspects of industrialization.