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Investment in Empire

Investment in Empire
British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India, 1825-1849

Daniel Thorner

216 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth 1950 | ISBN 9781512820058 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2017 | ISBN 9781512819038 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

The subject of this work is the process by which steamship and railway lines for India were launched. These undertakings, particularly the railways, involved a large-scale investment of British capital in India. The terms under which this capital moved, and, more precisely, the struggle to secure these terms, form the heart of this study.

Daniel Thorner taught economic history in the Economics Department and in the South Asia Regional Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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