Download e-book for kindle: Caravans: Punjabi Khatri Merchants on the Silk Road by Scott Levi

By Scott Levi

ISBN-10: 0143426168

ISBN-13: 9780143426165

Caravans tells the attention-grabbing tale of numerous Punjabi Khatri retailers who outfitted nice company empires via their ingenuity and spirit of event. working in the course of the 16th during the 19th centuries, those retailers risked every little thing and travelled throughout Afghanistan, primary Asia, Iran and Russia. They used subtle concepts to transform a modest volume of item into significant portfolios for alternate and moneylending ventures.

Caravans demanding situations the idea that the emerging tide of eu alternate within the Indian Ocean usurped the overland ‘Silk highway’ exchange, and demonstrates how hundreds of thousands of Punjabis created a booming marketplace in valuable Asia at accurately this ancient moment.

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