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

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.

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