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Estimating Agricultural Productivity in Mysore and South Canara from Buchanan's Journey (1800-01)

Positioning India in the Great Divergence Debate

I thank the Foundation to Aid Industrial Recovery, New Delhi/Bengaluru, for supporting this research. A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the Seminar on Scientific Knowledge, Cultural Technologies and Colonial Explorations of Peninsular India held at the Department of History, Pondicherry University in February 2011. The comments of and discussion with participants were invaluable in compiling the fi nal version of this paper. I remain, of course, solely responsible for the contents of the paper.

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