How India Clothed the World: The World of South Asian Textiles, 1500-1850
BRILL, Jul 31, 2009 - Business & Economics - 524 pages
Drawing on new research on textile trade and production in the regions that depended on the Indian Ocean, the book contributes to a new understanding of the role that Indian cloth played in the making of the modern world economy.
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