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The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595A Statistical Study$
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Shireen Moosvi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199450541

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.001.0001

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The Gross National Product of the Mughal Empire, c.1595–6

The Gross National Product of the Mughal Empire, c.1595–6

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(p.417) Chapter 18 The Gross National Product of the Mughal Empire, c.1595–6
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The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595
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Shireen Moosvi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.003.0018

This chapter works out the total value added in primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors based largely on the estimates already set out in the book. The result is an estimate of GDP for c. 1595 at 25,058.51 million dāms, with the primary sector accounting for 52.4 per cent, secondary 18.2 per cent, and tertiary 29.4 per cent. The per capita income in terms of wheat works out as 14.69 maunds, compared to 14.51 maunds in 1901–10. The significant feature of GDP in c. 1595 was the large secondary sector (18.18 per cent against 11.20 per cent in 1901–10), which suggests that ‘de-industrialization’ during the nineteenth century was indeed a significant phenomenon.

Keywords:   primary sector, secondary sector, tertiary sector, GDP, per capita income, de-industrialization

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