Identifying the Woes of the Cotton Textile Industry in Bengal: Tales of the Nineteenth Century

@article{Ray2009IdentifyingTW,
  title={Identifying the Woes of the Cotton Textile Industry in Bengal: Tales of the Nineteenth Century},
  author={Indrajit Ray},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
  year={2009}
}
  • I. Ray
  • Published 14 October 2009
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review
This article seeks to answer three basic questions about the nineteenth-century cotton textile industry in Bengal that still remain unresolved in the literature; namely, when did the industry begin to decay, what was the extent of its decay during the early nineteenth century, and what were the factors that led to this? In the absence of data on production, this article seeks to settle the debate on the basis of the industry's market performance and its consumption of raw materials. It contests… 
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