Economic history of colonialism: a study of British salt policy in Orissa
This work deals exclusively with salt,its manufacture,monopoly trade administration,taxation and the agitation against British Policy. While doing so this book highlights certain hitherto unexplored aspects of the economic history of Orissa during the nineteenth century. Here is a painstaking account of the steady and systematic destruction of the indigenous salt industry by a ruthless alied government. The ensuing miseries of the masses at large and the manufacturers and trade in particular,unveil the terribel face of colonialism. Popular discontent sonn grew into a tempestuous onslaught that shook the British empire. The arrival of Mahatma Gandhi on the scene added a sense of direction to the agitation. A well researched and documented treatise on an article of general consumption,describing how it was made the tool of economic exploitation and eventually becam the symbol of a people's craving for liberation.
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