Competition or collaboration? Importers of salt, the East India Company, and the salt market in Eastern India, c. 1780-1836

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S. G. Palmer, Assistant Secretary to the Bengal Board of Customs, Salt and Opium, stated with puzzlement on 27 April 1834: The state of the salt market [in Bengal and Bihar] for some time past has been so difficult to understand… . The price in the mofussil [up-country], by the last returns, is hardly remunerating, although salt has sold at the public sales lower than it has sold for many years; yet how is this to be accounted for? … we see that … they [prices] are really rather lower than ordinary; a fact only to be accounted for by supposing that these markets are illicitly supplied. 1 Why was the government of the English East India Company (hereafter the Company) concerned with the price of salt and perplexed by the state of the market?.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルMemory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in India
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルEssays in Honour of Peter Robb
出版社Taylor and Francis
ページ249-275
ページ数27
ISBN(電子版)9781351596954
ISBN(印刷版)9781138237056
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出版ステータスPublished - 2017 1 1

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