From Prosperity to Decline Eighteenth Century Bengal

Author:

Sushil Chaudhury

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2021
ISBN-13

9788173041051

ISBN-10 8173041059
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 395 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x3
Weight (grms) 584

This book is an in-depth study of the eighteenth century Bengal, especially the pre-Plassey period. It tries to dispel some of the myths which persist even now. The author contends that it is the very prosperity of Bengal, and not its decline or weakness, which made it a lucrative prize in the eyes of the Europeans in the mid-eighteenth century. Based mainly on the manuscript records preserved in various European and Indian archives he demonstrates this with a thorough analysis of Bengal`s trade and industries as also the activities of the merchant-banking class in the eighteenth century.

Sushil Chaudhury

Sushil Chaudhaury former University Chair Professor of Islamic History and Culture, Calcutta University, was a National Research Historical Research, New Delhi (January 2014-December 2015). He did his Ph.D from the University of London as a Commonwealth Scholar. Later on he was also awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship. He was a Fellow-in- Residence at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study; a Fellow –in-Residence at the Rockefeller Centre, Bellagio, Italy; a Visiting Professor for several times at the M.S.H. & E.H.E.S.S, Paris. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, U.K., since 2002.
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