The Burma Delta

The Burma Delta

Economic Development and Social Change on An Asian Rice Frontier, 1852-1941

eBook - 2011
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In the decades following its annexation to the Indian Empire in 1852, Lower Burma (the Irrawaddy-Sittang delta region) was transformed from an underdeveloped and sparsely populated backwater of the Konbaung Empire into the world's largest exporter of rice. This seminal and far-reaching work focuses on two major aspects of that transformation: the growth of the agrarian sector of the rice industry of Lower Burma and the history of the plural society that evolved largely in response to rapid economic expansion.

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780299283537
0299283542
9780299283544
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 256 p.) : maps.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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