Private Investment in India 1900–1939

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-03
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This book deals with the history of private investment in India and its determinants during the period 1900-1939. It develops a simple theoretical framework in its first part and tries to isolate the influence on private investment in India of factor supplies, as against demand conditions. In the second part, all the major manufacturing industries of the period are studied in detail. Most of the analytical apparatus used is developed from orthodox economic theory, but a heavy emphasis is placed on Keynesian ideas. Finally, the author presents a case study in the economic relations between an imperial power (Britain) and a dependent colony (India). He also examines the social relations between the ruling race and the Indians, and provides one of the few detailed accounts of the mechanics of imperialism.

Table of Contents

List of tables
General - Theoretical Framework
The economic policy of the Government of India
The record of aggregate private industrial investment in India, 1900-1939
Land and the supply of raw materials
Appendix to chapter 4
The supply of unskilled labour
The supply of capital and entrepreneurship
Studies of Major Industries
The development of the cotton-mill industry
Private investment in the jute industry
The growth of the iron and steel industry
The growth of private engineering firms
The cement industry
The growth of the sugar industry
The development of the Indian paper industry
British imperial policy and the spread of modern industry in India
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