ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Trend of Industrialisation in Bengal,

Trend of Industrialisation in Bengal, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay While the Bengal Presidency area follows the same pattern of de-industrialisation as India as a whole, when the Presidency area is disaggregated into its three constituent provinces, the provinces of Bihar and Orissa are seen to have suffered from de-industrialisation during the period studied in this paper and the Province of Bengal stands out as the newly industrialising area, notwithstanding the destruction of traditional industries. Bihar and Orissa, hinterlands in the industrial map of colonial lndia, followed the familiar pattern of de-industrialisation and their rate of deceleration was so high as to more than offset the industrialisation of Bengal province.

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