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

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Merchant Capital and the End of Empire-James Finlay, Merchant Adventurers

James Finlay and Company played a significant role in the development of some sectors of the Indian economy under British imperialism. This paper seeks to contribute to an understanding of the role of Scottish capital in the British imperial context; to consider the impact of James Finlay, especially in India; and to relate the self-description of the company as 'merchant adventurers to discussions of the nature and impact of 'merchant capital.

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