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How to Develop Productive Industry in India and the East
Mills and Factories


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History

  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108046237

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  • The craft of manufacturing cotton was learnt by the British in India, but the East India Company's drive for profits caused the development of a cotton-spinning industry in Britain, which grew enormously when mechanical processes were introduced during the industrial revolution. Subsequent protectionist legislation which forbade the export of anything except raw cotton meant that India's supremacy in the industry was lost to Britain in the nineteenth century. This 1867 work, edited by P. R. Cola, who owned the Arkwright Cotton Mills in Bombay (Mumbai), argues for investment in up-to-date machinery, and provides a blueprint for developing a host of industries such as cotton and other textiles, jute, sugar, oil and iron, which would bring prosperity to India. Containing illustrations and statistical data, the book gives useful insights into the early development of many industries in India and in some of the other economies of the East.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108046237
    • length: 426 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 144 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Industrial development in India and the East
    2. Cotton ginning
    3. Cotton manufactures
    4. Bleaching and finishing works
    5. Dyeing
    6. Calico printing
    7. Jute manufactures
    8. Silk manufactures
    9. Sugar
    10. Manufactures of oils
    11. Oil gas
    12. Paper manufactures
    13. Iron foundry and workshops
    14. Timber mills
    15. Corn mills
    16. Brick works
    17. Steam motive power
    18. Coal mines in India and the East
    19. Factory buildings
    20. General hints on factories
    21. Agricultural machinery

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