India and central Asia during seventeenth century: Revealing the relevance of overland routes
Zubeer A Rather, Darakhshan Abdullah
Historically, India has maintained long and strong connections with Central Asia, be it political, economic, social or cultural. The links to these connections were provided both by the land and maritime routes. During Medieval period connections emerged More Strong owing to the affinity in religio-cultural conditions of both these regions. When the Mughal Empire emerged on the political atmosphere of India, politically it became one of three great Muslim powers to reckon with and economically it surpassed its immediate neighbors, in terms of the overall size of its economy. In this connection, agricultural productivity increased and trade and industry flourished. The present study is to highlight the relevance of Overland routes linking India with Turan and Iran during seventeenth century. Against the earlier held impression that Uzbek Turan relapsed into economic crisis due to the standstill of overland trade resulting from the growth of maritime trade under European trading companies, this study argues that despite the expanded climate of maritime commerce, overland routes continued to maintain their economic vibrancy with full vigour.
Zubeer A Rather, Darakhshan Abdullah. India and central Asia during seventeenth century: Revealing the relevance of overland routes. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 84-93