By Tirthankar Roy
Cross-cultural trade has characterised the commercial lifetime of India considering that antiquity. Its lengthy sea coast has afforded handy entry to Asia and Africa, and buying and selling partnerships shaped within the alternate of commodities starting from textiles to army know-how and opium to indigo. In a trip throughout 2,000 years, this spell binding publication written by way of a number one South Asian historian, describes the binds of alternate, migration, and funding among India and the remainder of the area, displaying how altering styles of globalization reverberated on monetary coverage, politics, and political ideology inside of India. alongside the best way, the e-book asks 3 significant questions. is that this a very Indian tale? whilst did the large turning issues ensue? And is it attainable to differentiate the trendy from the pre-modern development of alternate? those questions invite a brand new method of the research of Indian heritage by means of putting the zone squarely on the heart of the narrative. this is often international historical past written on India's phrases and, as such, the e-book invitations South Asian, Indian, and worldwide historians to reconsider either their background and their methodologies.
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