Bombay's People, 1860 - 98 Insolvents in the City
Asiya Siddiqi
  • ISBN 13 : 9780199472208
  • year : 2017
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Fluctuations in the global price of cotton had a cataclysmic effect on the people of Bombay. Based on close to 20,000 individual petitions of insolvents submitted to the Bombay High Court during the second half of the nineteenth century, this work maps patterns of income, literacy levels and connections between religion and occupation. The author explores local, colonial and global relationships during a crucial phase of the transformation of Indian economy and society.