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Newbigin, Eleanor (2020) 'Accounting for the nation, marginalising the empire: taxable capacity and colonial rule in the early twentieth-century.' History of Political Economy, 52 (3). pp. 455-472.

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Modern forms of national accounting are widely understood to have emerged within the context of rivalry between the western powers and attempts to manage the economic fall out of World War I. There has been little consideration of the way in which imperialism shaped debates and approaches to national accounting. Providing a close reading of Indian scholar K.T. Shah’s intervention in debates about how to measure the national economy of the 1920s, this paper seeks to shed new light on innovative debates within Indian economics in this period. In so doing, it also seeks to draw attention to the ways in which debates about national economy were themselves a site of contestation, and reaffirmation, of colonial power structures in the interwar years.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
ISSN: 00182702
Copyright Statement: © 2020 Duke University Press. This is the accepted version of the article published by Duke University Press in History of Political Economy:
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Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 07:41

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