‘De-industrialization’, Industrialization and the Indian Economy, c. 1850–1947

  title={‘De-industrialization’, Industrialization and the Indian Economy, c. 1850–1947},
  author={Colin Simmons},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={593 - 622}
  • C. Simmons
  • Published 1 July 1985
  • Economics, History
  • Modern Asian Studies
The purpose of this short discussion paper is to raise some general questions concerning the current state of the historiography on the industrialization of pre-Independent India. Although triggered off by a close reading of Professor Morris's contribution to the recent Cambridge Economic History of India, volume 2, it is not my intention to review the essay in a detailed and systematic manner; rather I seek to place it in the wider context of what is, in my view, the unsatisfactory state of… 
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