The Economic History Of India     (Set of 2 Vols.)

The Economic History Of India (Set of 2 Vols.)

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Author: Romesh Chunder Dutt
Publisher: Publications Division
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 736
ISBN/UPC (if available): 813014015 / 8123013744


Romesh Chunder Dutt was undoubtedly one of the great figures of his generation in India. His The Economic history of India appeared in two volumes, the first in 1902 and the second in 1904 and was immediately recognized as a lucid account of the history of industries trades, and manufactures of India, aimed at underlining the fact that the cooperation of the people is essential to successful administration in every civilized country.

The two Volumes have already passed through several editions and have been studied by every Indian desirous of knowing the economic condition of India during the British rule.



1. Growth of the Empire
2. Inland trade of Bengal, 1757-65
3. Lord Clive and his Successors in Bengal, 1765-72
4. Warren Hastings in Bengal, 1772-85
5. Lord Cornwallis and Zemindari settlement in Bengal
6. Farming of Revenues in Madras, 1763-85
7. Old and new possession in Madras, 1785-1807
8. Village Communities or Individual Tenants?
A Debate in madras, 1807-1820
9. Munro and the Ryotwari settlement in
Madras, 1820-27
10. Lord Wellesley and Conquests in Northern
India, 1795-1815
11. Lord Hastings and The Mahalwari Settlement
In Northern India, 1815-22
12. Economic condition of Southern India, 1800
13. Economic condition of Northern India, 1808-15
14. Decline of Industries, 1793-1813
15. State of Industries, 1813-35
16. External Trade, 1813-35
17. Internal, Trade, Canals and Railroads, 1813-35
18. Administrative Failures, 1793-1815
19. Administrative Reforms and Lord W. Bentinck,
20. Elphinstone in Bombay, 1817-27
21. Wingate and the Ryotwari Settlement in
Bombay, 1827-35
22. Bird and the New settlement in Northern
India, 1822-35
23. Finance and The Economic Drain, 1793-1837
24. Accession of Queen Victoria-Famine of 1837



1. Auckland and Ellenborough
2. Hardinge and Dalhousie
3. Land Settlements in Northern India
4. Land Settlements in Bombay
5. Land Settlements in Madras
6. Land Settlements in the Punjab
7. Raw Produce and Manufactures
8. Coffee, Sugar and Cotton
9. Tea, Salt and Opium
10. Tariffs, Imports and Exports
11. Irrigation and railways
12. Administration
13. Indian Finance, genesis of the Indian Debt
14. End of the Company’s Rule

UNDER THE QUEEN 1858-1876:
1. Canning, Elging and Lawrence
2. Mayo and Northbrook
3. Land reforms in northern India
4. Proposed Permanent settlement for Indian
5. Land Settlements in the Central Provinces
6. Land Settlements in Bombay
7. Land Settlements in Madras
8. Trade and Manufacture
9. Railways and Irrigation
10. Finance and the Indian Debt
11. Local Cesses on Land
12. History of Tariffs

1. Lytton and Ripon
2. Dufferin and Lansdowne
3. Elgin and Curzon
4. Land Administration in Northern India
5. Land Administration in the Central Provinces
6. Land Administration in Bombay and Madras
7. Land Resolution of Ripon and Curzon
8. Trade and Manufacture
9. History of Tariffs
10. Railways and irrigation
11. Royal Commission on Expenditure
12. Indian Currency Committee
13. Finance and the Indian debt
14. India in the Twentieth Century