March 21, 2017

The US Civil War, Globalisation and the City of Bombay

In this article, Alex Tabarrok, Resident Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, talks about the link between the U.S.Civil War and City of Bombay.


"...The structure of Bombay is intimately tied to the history of the United States in ways that illustrate the long arc of globalization. At the heart of Bombay, around the Oval Maidan, on which cricket games are often played, one can see many of Bombay’s iconic Victorian buildings including the University of Bombay, the Bombay High Court and the Rajabai clock tower. These buildings and many others were begun in the late 1850s and 1860s during the Bombay boom; a boom brought about by America’s Civil War...


....And at the heart of Bombay, the universities, the libraries and the civic institutions endured making Bombay, Urbs Prima in Indis..."


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