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India, modernity and the great divergence : Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.) / by Kaveh Yazdani.

By: Yazdani, Kaveh [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Library of economic history, volume 8.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017Description: xxxi, 669 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789004330788 (hbk.).Subject(s): Social change -- India -- History | Economic development -- India -- History | Mysore (India : State) -- Civilization | Gujarat (India) -- Civilization | India -- Civilization -- European influences | India -- Civilization -- 1200-1765 | India -- Civilization -- 1765-1947 | India -- Relations -- Europe | Europe -- Relations -- IndiaAdditional physical formats: Online version:: India, modernity and the great divergenceDDC classification: 954.7502 YAZ Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
The transitional state of India's history of ideas, science, technology and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries -- Mysore -- Gujarat -- Epilogue: Transition from middle to late modernity -- Appendix.
Scope and content: "India, Modernity and the Great Divergence is an original and pioneering book about India's transition towards modernity and the rise of the West. The work examines global entanglements alongside the internal dynamics of 17th to 19th century Mysore and Gujarat in comparison to other regions of Afro-Eurasia. It is an interdisciplinary survey that enriches our historical understanding of South Asia, ranging across the fascinating and intertwined worlds of modernizing rulers, wealthy merchants, curious scholars, utopian poets, industrious peasants, and skilled artisans. Bringing together socio-economic structures, warfare, techno-scientific innovations, knowledge production and transfer of ideas, this book forces us to rethink the reasons behind the emergence of the modern world"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-645) and indexes.

The transitional state of India's history of ideas, science, technology and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries -- Mysore -- Gujarat -- Epilogue: Transition from middle to late modernity -- Appendix.

"India, Modernity and the Great Divergence is an original and pioneering book about India's transition towards modernity and the rise of the West. The work examines global entanglements alongside the internal dynamics of 17th to 19th century Mysore and Gujarat in comparison to other regions of Afro-Eurasia. It is an interdisciplinary survey that enriches our historical understanding of South Asia, ranging across the fascinating and intertwined worlds of modernizing rulers, wealthy merchants, curious scholars, utopian poets, industrious peasants, and skilled artisans. Bringing together socio-economic structures, warfare, techno-scientific innovations, knowledge production and transfer of ideas, this book forces us to rethink the reasons behind the emergence of the modern world"--Provided by publisher.

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