Wealth and its acummulation in Bombay/Mumbai

dc.contributor.authorMotiram, Sripad
dc.contributor.authorLimaye, Kiran
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-21T13:15:52Z
dc.date.available2023-06-21T13:15:52Z
dc.date.issued2023-06-21
dc.departmentSouthern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS)
dc.departmentWealth Inequality
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses wealth in Bombay/Mumbai by considering three historical phases: pre-colonial and colonial (sixteenth century-1947), independence to pre-liberalisation (1947-91) and post-liberalisation (1991-present). For the first phase, our geographical focus is Western India and for later phases, it is Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Pune. We rely on various sources: historical accounts, secondary statistical databases, secondary literature and interviews with key informants and wealth owners. We divide wealth owners into three groups: 1000 crores and higher, 1000-100 crores and less than 100 crores (a fuzzy threshold). Colonialism created a wealthy elite through trade and newer industries. The pre-liberalisation period, saw consolidation by some of these (e.g. Tatas) and emergence of new players (e.g. Ambani), who used the regulatory framework. The post-liberalisation phase, created newer opportunities through relaxed regulation and greater space for private sector and foreign capital. The wealth story of Bombay/Mumbai differs from that of other Indian cities. Bombay is essentially a colonial product, and trade (particularly in opium) played a significant role in creating the city and shaping wealth. Banking and finance are much more important for wealth and its accumulation in Mumbai, and this has created a distinct wealth profile for the city.
dc.description.librarianCM2023
dc.identifier.citationMotiram, S and Limaye, K. 2023. Wealth and its accumulation in Bombay/Mumbai. Wealth Inequality Working Paper | Number 49
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10539/35608
dc.publisherSouthern Centre for Inequality Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries49
dc.subjectWealth Inequality
dc.titleWealth and its acummulation in Bombay/Mumbai
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
No 49 Working Paper_Wealth and its accumulation in Bombay_Mumbai.pdf
Size:
2.6 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
2.43 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: