Scott Levi's Caravans: Punjabi Khatri Merchants on the Silk Road PDF

By Scott Levi

ISBN-10: 0143426168

ISBN-13: 9780143426165

Caravans tells the attention-grabbing tale of numerous Punjabi Khatri retailers who outfitted nice company empires via their ingenuity and spirit of experience. working in the course of the 16th throughout the 19th centuries, those retailers risked every little thing and travelled throughout Afghanistan, imperative Asia, Iran and Russia. They used refined innovations to transform a modest volume of item into sizeable portfolios for exchange and moneylending ventures.

Caravans demanding situations the assumption that the emerging tide of eu exchange within the Indian Ocean usurped the overland ‘Silk street’ exchange, and demonstrates how millions of Punjabis created a booming industry in significant Asia at accurately this old moment.

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