Author: Brij Narain
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175360607
This work of a renowned professor of economics seeks to answer why is it that small countries, have been able to make enormous economic progress while India has not been able to commensurate with its material, man power and intellectual resources. The answer must be found in the economic development of the country in the immediate past.
The book traces the historical evolution from Mughal times of the condition, quality and standard of life as determined by incomes of the working people beginning with the ordinary laborer and artisan. It discusses the level and character of trade including maritime trade. It shows how famine and epidemic were not more frequent in the 16th and 17th centuries as in the 20th.
Thorough going and meticulous theoretical and empirical considerations and concerns inform this scholarly work.