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Population and Labour

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074175
eISBN:
9780199082148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074175.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

There are three sets of factors that determine population growth: the economic rationality of having large or small families, the sociocultural contexts influencing preferences for large or small ... More


Bombay's People, 1860-98: Insolvents in the City

Asiya Siddiqi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199472208
eISBN:
9780199091072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472208.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Caught in the web of global economic fluctuations, Bombay experienced a cataclysmic financial crisis in the 1860s. Before the crash the city’s economy was heavily dependent on the trade in cotton. By ... More


The Growth of Villages: From Baluchistan to Haryana and Gujarat

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter outlines the archaeological evidence related to the growth of village occupation west of the Delhi-Aravalli-Cambay axis of Indian geography. The evidence shows growth of distinctly ... More


Against the Common Enemy Crises and New Beginnings, 1912–22

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter draws on some aspects of India’s colonial past to compare the trials and tribulations with that of Turkey. While they were markedly different, there were mutual influences shared by both ... More


Reading the Records: Literacy and Social–Occupational Stratification

Asiya Siddiqi

in Bombay's People, 1860-98: Insolvents in the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199472208
eISBN:
9780199091072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472208.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The marks and signatures of the insolvents recorded in the documents yield a variety of information about modes of self-identification, kinds and degrees of literacy, and income levels. Taking ... More


Religion and Occupation

Asiya Siddiqi

in Bombay's People, 1860-98: Insolvents in the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199472208
eISBN:
9780199091072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472208.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Petitioners frequently identified themselves with reference to their religion and occupation, as well as their origins. In this chapter, we discuss the correlation between religion and occupation, ... More


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