The Trading World of the Tamil Merchant: Evolution of Merchant Capitalism in the Coromandel

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Orient Blackswan, Jan 1, 1999 - Capitalism - 206 pages
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The book focuses on the changes in the trading world of the Tamil merchants in the southern Coromandel region, with the arrival of European trading companies and the concomitant creation of European port enclaves and the rapid expansion of demand for Coromandel cotton textiles. The author uses impressive range of original sources literary, inscriptional and archival to cover a long period of history (beginning with the maritime trade in the Sangam period) to argue that the merchants evolved over the centuries into a distinct class of merchant capitalists with a conscious perception of their identity as an economic and social class.
  

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Contents

Temples Urbanisation and the Development of Trade
25
The Vijayanagar Period 14001600
42
Merchants Capitalists in the Early Decades of
53
Structurally Fragmented
76
Merchant Capitalism
103
Merchant Capitalists as a Social Class
144
Conclusion
168
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