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Author Markovits, Claude.

Title The global world of Indian merchants, 1750-1947 : traders of Sind from Bukhara to Panama / Claude Markovits
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 327 pages) : maps
Series Cambridge studies in Indian history and society ; 6
Cambridge studies in Indian history and society ; 6
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Maps; Tables; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction; 1 South Asian merchant networks; 2 The regional context: Sind economy and society, c. 1750 ... 1950; 3 The Gate of Khorrassan: the Shikarpuri network, c. 1750 ... 1947; 4 From Kobe to Panama: the Sindworkies of Hyderabad; 5 Patterns of circulation and business organization in two merchant networks; 6 The business of the Sind merchants; 7 The politics of merchant networks; 8 Community and gender in two merchant networks; 9 Epilogue: the Sindhi diaspora after 1947; Conclusion
Summary The book charts the development of merchant communities in the province of Sind from the pre-colonial period, through colonial conquest, to independence. Describing how they came to negotiate trade throughout the world, the book throws light on the nature of these diasporas in their interaction with the global economy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index
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Subject Sindhi (South Asian people) -- Commerce -- History.
Hyderabad (India) -- Commerce -- History.
India -- Commerce -- History.
Pakistan -- Commerce -- History.
Shikārpur (Pakistan) -- Commerce -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99047925
ISBN 0511018606 (electronic bk.)
0511116888 (electronic bk.)
0521622859 (hbk.)
9780511018602 (electronic bk.)
9780511116889 (electronic bk.)
9780521622851 (hbk.)