Investment in Empire

Investment in Empire

British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India, 1825-1849

Anniversary Collection

by Daniel Thorner

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

216 pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00

  • ISBN: 9781512819038
  • Published: April 2017



The subject of this work is the process by which steamship and railway lines for India were launched. These undertakings, particularly the railways, involved a large-scale investment of British capital in India. The terms under which this capital moved, and, more precisely, the struggle to secure these terms, form the heart of this study.