The social history of a Bengal town, 1872-1947
There are two themes in this thesis. The first centres around the response of Burdwan, a small inland town in Bengal to the changes wrought by colonial rule. Urbanisation in Bengal was marked by two sharply contrasting patterns. On the one hand there was the growth of certain urban centres; this growth was facilitated by the commerce and industry of Hooghlyside, by Dacca's jute trade and (generally) by the well - being of the east, with the addition of the coal-mining at the edge of the...[Show more]
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