Jains in India: Historical Essays

1st Edition

Surendra Gopal

Routledge
Published January 29, 2019
Reference - 166 Pages
ISBN 9780367204877 - CAT# K418809

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Summary

The Jain community in India, though small in number, is very important in the economic and social life of the country. Jain history becomes more important when we find that the community anticipated new commercial practices adopted by European trading countries from the sixteenth century onwards. Two Jain names stand out in history; they are Veerji Vora, in the seventeenth century and Jagat Seth of Bengal in the eighteenth century. A succession of Jagat Seths interacted with high government officials and were very influential in their time as this volume brings out.This volume contributes significantly to the study of merchant communities and colonial history in South Asia.

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