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Author Ali, Imran, 1950-

Title The Punjab Under Imperialism, 1885-1947
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (277 pages)
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Cover; Contents; 1. A New Agrarian Frontier
Summary The Punjab--an area now divided between Pakistan and India--experienced significant economic growth under British rule from the second half of the nineteenth century. This expansion was founded on the construction of an extensive network of canals in the western parts of the province. The ensuing agricultural settlement transformed the previously barren area into one of the most important regions of commercial agriculture in South Asia. Nevertheless, Imran Ali argues that colonial strategy distorted the development of what came to be called the ""bread basket"" of the Indian subcontinent. T
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Subject Agricultural colonies -- India -- Punjab -- History.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- India -- Punjab -- History.
Elite (Social sciences) -- India -- Punjab -- History.
Irrigation farming -- India -- Punjab -- History.
Land settlement -- India -- Punjab -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400859581 electronic bk
9781400859580 electronic bk