From bazaars to corporations: How social capital shaped the evolution of indian business

Capitalism in 18th and 19th century India was rooted in community. Trust. networks, and norms substituted for missing institutions. Did social capital evolve over time as social and economic contexts changed? How did that reflect itself in the ownership and management of firms in 20th century India?

Research in progress.

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I am a writer, poet, business historian in training, and journalist. I use my parents’ first names as my hyphenated literary surname – Padma-Uday.

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