The Indian Salt Administration under the Raj

  • S. A. M. Adshead


From the greatest Islamic state we pass to the greatest colonial empire. The Turkish salt administration under the Ottoman public debt administration was part of the synarchic dimension of the European-centred world order. It was therefore international, innovative and modernizing. The Indian salt administration under the raj, on the other hand, was part of the other side of the European-centred world order: direct colonialism by a single power. It was therefore national, conservative and stabilizing, though the stability provided scope for what has been called the modernity of tradition, India’s special path of progress.


Freight Rate Credit System United Province Railway Freight Government Salt 
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© S. A. M. Adshead 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. M. Adshead
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  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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