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'Colonial Syndrome' And Technology Choices In Indian Industry

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The purpose of this paper is to open up the line of enquiry through an analysis of the choice of technologies by Indian promoters of modern industries for their industrial ventures during the colonial times. Analysis on the behaviour of Indian textile manufacturers for three reasons are concentrated. First, modern industry started in India with the textile industry. Second, cotton manufacturing developed into and remained the largest, the most organized, and the most impressive expression of Indian entrepreneurship throughout the colonial period. One may recall that the Swadeshi movement in the first decade of the twentieth century did not place emphasis on developing indigenous technology; the mills were directed merely to use Indian stores. Those manufacturing industries which, before independence, had achieved some degree of development under Indian management and control, or which were pioneered by Indians are dealt with.

Keywords: cotton; Indian industry; technology; textile industry; twentieth century

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