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Swadeshi Enterprise in Bengal 1921-47

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Author: Amit Bhattacharyya
Year: 2007
Size: 160m.mx235m.m
Pages: xii+276
Binding: HB/PB
ISBN: 978-81-903272-8-2 (Hb)
978-81-903272-9-9 (Pb)


About the Book

“ This book is D.Litt. thesis and a to the Ph.D work on Swadeshi Enterprises in Bengal 1900-20 by the author. In this work, he has expanded the subject by including Paper, Match, Iron foundries and Machine-makers, Ayurvedic medicine, Waterproof, Lamp, Pen, Pencil etc. More importantly, he has dealt with the debate on the nature of Swadeshi technology. A very interesting chapter  is on Swadeshi through advertisements, which gives a glimpse of Swadeshi and contemporary Bengali society. A new addition is the history of the P.R.Bagchi & Co. which is his own discovery through research. The list of patents is also a very significant addition.”
-Chittabrata palit, Professor of History, Jadavpur university

“ This book is based on derailed investigation and depends mainly on primary sources. It is well-researched and commendable contribution to the subject.”
-Suniti Kumar Ghosh, the author of The Indian Big Bourgeoisies

Amit Bhattacharyya was educated at presidency College and Jadavpur University. Presently he is a Professor of History at Jadavpur University. His major publication include Swadeshi Enterprise in Bengal(1900-1920);National Enterprise in Bengal P.M Bagchi&Co, 1883-1947; Business, Politics and technology Select Themes in th Economic History of India; A short History of the Chinese Civilization: The Beginning 2207B.C-221 B.C etc.

Chapter: 1
Chapter: 2
Chapter: 3
Chapter: 4
Iron foundries/ Machine-manufacturers: indigenous efforts, Alamohan Das and Indian machinery Co.
Chapter: 5
Ayurvedic medicine:.
Chapter: 6
Miscellaneous Industries.
Chapter: 7
Swadeshi Technology
Chapter: 8
Swadeshi Through Advertisements
Chapter: 9
Some observations bourgeoisie
Appendix: I
Swadeshi industry and technology
Appendix: II
List of applications for patents made by Bengali manufacturers during 19921-43
Appendix: III
List of designers registered during 1923-26


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