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A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Tim Dyson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829058
eISBN:
9780191867484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829058.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Economic History

This book provides an account of the size and characteristics of India’s population stretching from the arrival of modern human beings until the present day. The periods considered include those of: ... More


Medieval to Mughal Times c.1000 to c.1707

Tim Dyson

in A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829058
eISBN:
9780191867484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829058.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Economic History

This chapter considers the period from the onset of major Muslim military advance to Aurangzeb’s death. In general, the population continued to grow slowly and fitfully. We can only speculate about ... More


Company and Crown: c.1821 to c.1871

Tim Dyson

in A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829058
eISBN:
9780191867484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829058.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Economic History

There were positive and negative developments during this time. However, demographic data became much fuller. Despite famines and epidemics, there was appreciable population growth. By 1871 India’s ... More


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