Surat was perhaps ~he most active and prosperous port in seventeenth century India, and was among its three or four premier cities. It is of supreme historical interest both as a pre-industrial city and as a focal point of Asian trade. Dr Gokhale seeks in this book to tell the story of its rise and decline.
Rise and Decline of Surat
Ashok V. Desai
SURAT IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY: A STUDY IN URBAN HISTORY OF PRE-MODERN INDIA by First Published by Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Stockholm, Series No. 28, 1979. , 1979, 222 pp., 100.00
May-June 1981, volume 5, No 5/6