Asian Capital in the Age of European Domination: The Rise of the Bazaar, 1800–1914

@article{Ray1995AsianCI,
  title={Asian Capital in the Age of European Domination: The Rise of the Bazaar, 1800–1914},
  author={Rajat Kanta Ray},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1995},
  volume={29},
  pages={449 - 554}
}
  • R. Ray
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • History, Economics
  • Modern Asian Studies
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