The forgotten sector: services in Madras Presidency in the first half of the nineteenth century

@article{Kumar1987TheFS,
  title={The forgotten sector: services in Madras Presidency in the first half of the nineteenth century},
  author={D. Kumar},
  journal={Indian Economic & Social History Review},
  year={1987},
  volume={24},
  pages={367 - 393}
}
  • D. Kumar
  • Published 1987
  • Sociology
  • Indian Economic & Social History Review
Services include a wide variety of occupations whose changing fortunes are crucial to an understanding of social as well as economic history, but the services sector has been neglected in Indian economic history, especially before 1871. This is hardly surprising, given the paucity of data, but the neglect has serious consequences. For one, discussions of structural change in India tend to consider only industry and agricuiture on the implicit but illicit assumption that an increase in the… Expand
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