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History: Jesse Palsetia's New Book is Here!

Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015



Jesse Palsetia has just published a new monograph with Oxford University Press, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay: Partnership and Public Culture in Empire. The book is the first academic study of important philanthropist, merchant, and facilitator of the opium trade, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy. Through a blend of biographical study and history of commerce in colonial India, the book provides a lucid account of the growth and evolution of the business community in colonial Bombay.

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