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Erasing the Binary Distinction of Developed and Underdeveloped: A Comparative Study of the Emergence of the Large-Scale Steel Industry in Imperial Rus

Vinay Bahl

This book challenges the binary distinction of developed and underdeveloped in the categorization of any country while proposing to erase this binary with a yardstick of parity.

Through a sample comparative historical study focusing on the question of the emergence of the large-scale steel industry (1880-1914) of four chosen countries, two considered "developed" (Imperial UK and Post-colonial Imperial USA) and two considered "underdeveloped" (Imperial Russia and Colonial India), it is shown how this yardstick of parity can be applied without the categorization of societies as either developed or underdeveloped.

Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Bhutan)

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 6th, 2023
  • Pages: 417
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.94in - 1.62lb
  • EAN: 9781032567402
  • Categories: HistoriographyModern - 19th CenturyWorld - General

About the Author

Vinay Bahl, presently a non-affiliated research scholar, taught historical sociology in the United States for many years. She received her Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Binghamton University, New York and M. Phil degree in Modern Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She was an invited guest scholar of the College de France, Paris, for one academic year. She was also an Associate Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Amsterdam.