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.
Iron foundries/ Machine-manufacturers: indigenous efforts, Alamohan Das and Indian machinery Co.
Swadeshi Through Advertisements
Some observations bourgeoisie
Swadeshi industry and technology
List of applications for patents made by Bengali manufacturers during 19921-43
List of designers registered during 1923-26