Book review : Dinyar Patel, Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism, Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 2020, pp. ix + 352, Price ₹ 699/-.

Thomas, Alex M. (2021) Book review : Dinyar Patel, Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism, Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 2020, pp. ix + 352, Price ₹ 699/-. Artha Vijnana: Journal of The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, 63 (2). pp. 209-211. ISSN 0971-586X

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In his foreword to History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P. D. Groenewegen (2004), Coats writes that Groenewegen’s scholarship ‘conclusively demonstrates the relevance of biography to the history of economics....’ (p. xx). It is in this spirit that I review Dinyar Patel’s biography of Dadabhai Naoroji (1825– 1917), who made foundational contributions to the economics of imperialism. Naoroji was associated, in varying degrees, with political economists such as Henry Fawcett, Henry Hyndman, Rosa Luxemburg, Eleanor Marx, M. G. Ranade and Sidney Webb. With some, he only shared the podium, but with others he maintained frequent correspondence. I shall restrict my review to some themes related to Naoroji’s economic thought.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economics, Indian economy, History of economics, Political economy, Naoroji, Indian nationalism, British colonial rule
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 04:50
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 04:50
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2783
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