List of Contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction: Circulation and Society under Colonial Rule; 2. Circulation and the Emergence of Modern Mapping: Great Britain and Early Colonial India, 1764-1820; Labour Circulation: Labour Circulation between Sri Lanka and South India in Historical Perspective; 4. Circulation through Seafaring: Indian Seamen, 1890-1945; Pattern of Circulation among Merchants: Merchant Circulation in South Asia (Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries): The Rise of Pan-Indian Merchant Networks; 6. Predicaments of Mobility: Peddlers and Itinerants in Nineteenth-century Northwestern India; The State and Circulation: 7. Circulation and Authority: Police, Public Space and Territorial Control in the Punjab, 1861-1920; 8. Intinerant Kings and Touring Officials: Circulation as a Modality of Power in India, 1700-1947; Tellers of Tales, Sellers of Tales: Bhojpuri Peddlers in Northern India; 10. Circulation, Piety and Innovation: Recounting Travels in Early Nineteenth-century South India
A collection of historical essays on India, brought together by the common theme of 'circulation'.
Claude Markovitz and Jacques Pouchepadass both hold the position of Directeur de Recherche at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris. Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes en Science Sociales, Paris.