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Urbanization in India during the British period (1857-1947)

Dipsikha Sahoo (Author)
"Urban history is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of research. The rate of urban growth in the 20th century has also stimulated interest in the city as an object of socio-historical inquiry. Some historical studies on individual Indian cities like Bombay, Calcutta, Cawnpore, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Surat and Madras have primarily explored the growth of urban centers by tracing their histories under the colonial rule. This study offers a macro picture of the urban process under the British administration, giving an understanding of how colonial capitalism shaped and imposed urban patterns in India. It contextualizes the urbanization of India in the world capitalist system of the late 19th and early 20th century, explaining the multifaceted historical conditions in 1857, just before the imposition of direct Crown rule. Sahoo examines the socio- economic developments and demographic changes in India under the British rule and analyzes the impact of the world capitalist economy, the pattern of urbanization under the British rule, and the contribution of railway to urbanization. This volume is a profile of India's primate cities, identifying the core, periphery and the underdeveloped hinterlands"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2021
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2021
viii, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780367224868, 0367224860
India during the East India company's rule
Socio-economic and political causes of urbanization in India during the British period
Pattern of urbanization in India during the British period
Contribution of railways to urbanization in India
Growth of satellitic primates and other major cities in India