Technology and Rural Change in Eastern India, 1830-1980

Author(s): 
Sarkar, Smritikumar
ISBN: 
9780198092308
Date published: 
April 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£20.99

With Calcutta as the hub, eastern India was the gateway of technology transmission to India. This book explores the social history of this transmission from the colonial metropolis to the interior and analyses the context and results of technology induction to the villages. Based on local level sources, it also looks into why technology failed to accelerate development in India as against its impact in the West.