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The Princely States v British India: fiscal history, public policy and development in modern India

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This dissertation examines how direct versus indirect rule shaped late colonial India through government finance. Fiscal policy has hitherto been overlooked in the literature on Indian economic history. This thesis considers how revenues were raised and spent in the Princely States compared with British India, and the welfare outcomes associated with these fiscal decisions.

Part One examines the fiscal framework through the neglected public accounts. The key finding is that while th...

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University of Oxford
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Nuffield College
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-10-27

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