Born to Trade: Indian Business Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Eurasia

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This pioneering work traces migration of Indian traders to Russia, Iran, West Asia and South-East Asia in medieval times. Four essays throw light on the activities of the Indian business community in Russia. Generally Indians came to Russia via Iran. There they took a boat, crossed the Caspian Sea and reached the Russian port of Astrakhan. Indian visitors included Hindus (including Jains), Muslims, Christians, Parsis among others. Hindus constituted the largest segment of the migrants. They became an object of local ...

Born to Trade: Indian Business Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Eurasia 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138280298

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