Institutions and Economic Change in South Asia

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The book reflects a process of interdisciplinary dialogue between historians, economists and anthropologists, at a time when the discipline of economic history in South Asia has entered something of a crisis. It is a collection of well researched, in-depth essays, which are at the same time concerned with linking up their specific concerns with larger issues of the institutional trajectory of South Asia. Traditionally, economics has neglected the role played by institutions in linking micro- and macro-levels of economic functioning. Here, authors like A. K. Bagchi, Claude Markovits, G. Balachandran, Barbara Harriss-White, Sumit Guha and David Ludden bring their collective expertise to bear on the issue.

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Burton Stein, late Professor of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Professor of Economic History, Delhi School of Economics; Directeur d'etudes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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