Indian Economic & Social History Review Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Delhi School of Economics, SAGE Publications

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Indian Economic & Social History Review focuses on the history, economy and society of India and South Asia, and includes comparative studies of world development.

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Website Indian Economic & Social History Review website
Other titles The Indian economic and social history review
ISSN 0019-4646
OCLC 1752856
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

  • Indian Economic & Social History Review 07/2015; 52(3):357-389. DOI:10.1177/0019464615588431
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    ABSTRACT: Rosalind O’Hanlon, At the Edges of Empire: Essays in the Social and Intellectual History of India, Delhi: Permanent Black, 2014, pp. 539.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 07/2015; 52(3):391-393. DOI:10.1177/0019464615590538
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    ABSTRACT: Chitralekha Zutshi, Kashmir’s Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies and the Historical Imagination, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 378.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 07/2015; 52(3):398-400. DOI:10.1177/0019464615590539
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    ABSTRACT: This essay seeks to illuminate the ‘biography’ of an early modern frontier in Chittagong, Bengal. It unravels the political rise and cultural reification of the frontier by revisiting, through multiple perspectives and successive stages, the final years in the life of a Mughal prince, Muhammad Sultan Shah Shuja‘ (1616–60?). I suggest that the language of a state frontier emerged from an ‘eventful’ conjuncture: a war of succession that caused Prince Shuja‘ to take flight through Chittagong to the Mrauk-U Kingdom in Arakan, northern Burma. Born of these events, it is argued that the genealogy of the Chittagong frontier shored up a deep history of difference between Bengal and Arakan. Beginning with some reflections from the colonial epoch, the essay then moves back for a consideration of seventeenth-century Chittagong. From 1660, as the state discourse of the frontier first took form, I follow the category to 1666, when the Mughal military annexed the city. The next section moves forward again to illustrate how the twin memory of the prince and the frontier were recalled in later, chiefly eighteenth-century traditions in Bengal. Ultimately, the essay contributes to a growing discussion on the political ideology of frontiers in early modern India. Likewise, it reorients the question of the impact of Indo-Persian on vernacular traditions by observing that such entanglements inspired both ‘cosmopolitanism’ and ‘othering’ in South and Southeast Asia.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 07/2015; 52(3):271-296. DOI:10.1177/0019464615588424
  • Indian Economic & Social History Review 07/2015; 52(3):297-333. DOI:10.1177/0019464615588426
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    ABSTRACT: James Mchugh, Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 322.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 07/2015; 52(3):393-395. DOI:10.1177/0019464615590533
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    ABSTRACT: Gunell Cederlöf, Founding an Empire on India’s North-Eastern Frontiers 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 272.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):238-240. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573293
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    ABSTRACT: Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, Colonising Plants in Bihar (1760-1950): Tobacco Betwixt Indigo and Sugarcane, Delhi: A Penguin Random House Publication, 2014, pp. 464.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):227-231. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573294
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    ABSTRACT: Faisal Devji, The Impossible Indian: Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012, pp. 191.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):233-236. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573292
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    ABSTRACT: Michael S. Dodson, Orientalism, Empire and National Culture: India, 1770-1880, New Delhi: Foundation Books, 2010, pp. 211.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):225-227. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573291
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    ABSTRACT: Awadhendra Sharan, In the City, Out of Place: Nuisance, Pollution, and Dwelling in Delhi, c. 1850-2000, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 288.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):231-233. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573290
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    ABSTRACT: In the context of analysing the relation between the master and the disciple, Ramakrishna Pramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, the article brings together different unconnected writings for a systematic and cumulative argumentation on this important relation. This is undertaken with reference to Ramakrishna’s strict adherence to equality amongst all religions and his disciple’s claim for the superiority of Hinduism in general and Advaita Vedanta in particular. Having set the background, it further embarks on explaining the possible reasons for deviations by the pupil from the master by brining into the centre-stage the whole sale claims of the entire nineteenth-century scholarship as derivative by Indologists like Hacker. The failure to recognise these important dimensions imbricated in this relation is traced firstly to the general failure in reading the nature and logic of modernity, particularly, the invariance between its attitude towards both its own pre-modern and those non-Western societies like India which it sought to colonise. Second, to treating modern Indian thinkers as authors in the modern sense of the term when they are not strictly so.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):185-205. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573160
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    ABSTRACT: This article focuses on the bazaars of Calcutta in the late eighteenth century to bring out the tussle between the Company and the landowners over issues of land and customary collection. The debate regarding the bazaar reveals the concerns of the Company about rent and tax. Who had the right to tax, the individual proprietor of the land or the state? What were the limits of landowners’ rights? These questions, I suggest, were linked to deeper debates over the meaning of terms and definition of categories. In this article, I explore how Company officials sought to understand the notion of the ‘bazaar’. My discussion will develop through a focus on a particular dispute between two landowners in Calcutta where the Company had to intervene. Together, the long discussions in the Council, the examination of the sites, testimonies by the witnesses and the arguments put forward by the proprietors themselves—created a maze of documents, from which the Company tried to glean out the ‘bazaar’.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):121-146. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573154
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    ABSTRACT: Most research on the handloom industry is focused upon the export trade and production for export, and, by extension, upon the Coromandel Coast. This article, by contrast, explores the physical and human geography of weaving for the ‘domestic’ market in the ‘inland’ regions of south India. Using visual sources such as Company paintings, together with archival materials and statistical data, it reconstructs everyday modes of dress and clothing in the early nineteenth century in order to obtain a picture of the ‘kinds’ of cloth produced: this analysis shows that the largest proportion was white or predominantly white, and of coarse to middling quality. It goes on to map different systems of cloth production, and the pattern of weaver settlements, and shows that both were significantly different from those described for the Coromandel Coast. In the inland regions, coarse and durable kinds of cloth were woven almost everywhere by plebeian weavers scattered through the countryside; patterned and fine varieties were woven by specialist, full-time weavers who usually lived in large settlements. The article describes a diversity of markets and production systems, unpicks the meanings of part-time and full-time work, and their significance. The data and analysis serve to complicate the debate on the nature of the textile economy in early modern India.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):147-184. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573158
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    ABSTRACT: V. Rajesh, Manuscripts, Memory and History: Classical Tamil Literature in Colonial India, New Delhi: Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp. 294.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 05/2015; 52(2):236-238. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573295
  • Indian Economic & Social History Review 04/2015; 52(2):207-223. DOI:10.1177/0019464615573162
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    ABSTRACT: During the first half of the twentieth century numerous efforts were made in Madras to taper the consumption of liquor among the cities’ workers. Those who put their weight behind such schemes included municipal and presidency governments, employers, missionaries and labour unions. Though their motives may have been divergent, they agreed that plebian liquor consumption was unacceptably high. Their endeavours ranged from restricting access to alcohol by various means to making repeated attempts at founding recreational clubs for workers. These clubs were intended as spaces of leisure that provided counter-inducements to alcohol. This article traces the methods employed in this urban temperance agenda noting the changes they sought to effect in the culture of popular leisure. Based on an examination of these temperance schemes—worker’s clubs in particular—I suggest that the regular appearance of tea and coffee in these campaigns indicates that their use as agents of sobriety consciously dovetailed with the creation of mass markets for these hitherto niche products.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 02/2015; 52(1):29-51. DOI:10.1177/0019464614561616
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    ABSTRACT: Set against the backdrop of the linguistic states movement in the Telugu-speaking regions that would eventually come to form the state of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, this article explores Ambedkar’s views on state formation as articulated during the worst periods of unrest. Apparently driven by language, the Andhra movement of the first half of the twentieth century was an exercise in the self-definition and empowerment of an increasingly self-conscious political community. Ambedkar viewed the demand for linguistically defined states as comparable to the Muslim League’s demand for a separate Pakistan in the manifest desire for cultural recognition and self-determination. His proposed resolution against the potential threat to national unity posed by recognising language as a factor in state formation was twofold. One, he emphasised the idea of ‘one state, one language’ originally proposed by the States Reorganisation Commission, arguing that multiple states sharing a common language would be less likely to see themselves as a ‘nation’, with the added advantage that the majority-to-minority ratio would remain reasonable. Two, the language of administration should be common irrespective of the linguistic identity of the state, and that this should be English until Hindi became universally acceptable. As he saw it, the thoughtful implementation of such a solution that compromised on certain notions of the ideal could paradoxically facilitate the unity of the post-colonial republic, by recognising anxieties of minority groups, whether religious, linguistic or of another kind, and protecting them.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 02/2015; 52(1):79-108. DOI:10.1177/0019464614561619
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    ABSTRACT: NITIN SINHA, Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India: Bihar, 1760s-1880s (London: Anthem Press, Anthem Modern South Asian History), 2012, pp. 272.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 02/2015; 52(1):114-115. DOI:10.1177/0019464614564724
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    ABSTRACT: RONIT RICCI, Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia (Delhi: Permanent Black), 2011, pp. 336.
    Indian Economic & Social History Review 02/2015; 52(1):109-111. DOI:10.1177/0376983614564726