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TRADE AND COMMERCE SYSTEM IN ANCIENT INDIA
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TRADE ROUTES OF ANCIENT INDIA
India has had a maritime history dating back to around 4, years, since the Indus Valley Civilization. The impetus to later re-develop maritime links was trade primarily in cotton, pepper and other spices , due to the monopoly of the Persians and later the Arabs over land-based caravan routes. The later maritime journeys spread the influence of ancient and medieval Indian civilisation as far as the islands ofIndonesia to the east, the islands of Japan to the north, and the east coast of Africa to the west. Proper rules of conduct of trade were laid by the head of trade guilds, known as Sarthavaha or Srenipramukha. The rules were called Samay and Srenidharma. Kautilya asked the king to develop measures to stop obstruction of the trade routes by his favourite men vallabhas. Frontier guards Antapalas were also appointed.
During ancient times Hindus were the masters of the seaborne trade of Europe, Asia and Africa. Till about the beginning of the 18 th century almost every nation on earth obtained to a large extent its supplies of fine cotton and silk fabric, spices, indigo, sugar, drugs, precious stones and many curious works of art from India in exchange of gold and silver. This traditional prosperity of India began to vanish only at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in the west. In industrial production ancient India was far ahead in comparison with other countries of those times. According to Prof. Weber the skill of the Indians in the production of delicate woven fabrics, in the mixing of colours, the working of metals and precious stones, the preparation of essences and in all manner of technical art, has from early times enjoyed a world-wide celebrity.
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Trade and Commerce in Ancient India
The merchants used to move about in the rivers as they wished, as if in tanks, in the forests as if in their own houses… As he the king used to protect the earth so she too gave him gems out of mines, corns from fields and elephants from forests. India is almost as large as Europe excluding Russia. The extensive coastline of India fostered inland trade and maritime activity so as to bore the title of country of mariners. Trade was both foreign and inland, sea borne and river borne, export and import. AlBiruni states that the sea-shore of India begins from Tiz, which was near present chabahar in parsion gulf.
Mining of metals was known even in pre-vedic period and during the Harappa period various metals like cop-per, lead, silver were in use. During Vedic period, metal ayas was chiefly of two kinds krishna ayas black metal or iron used during later Vedic period and loh ayas copper. The Jatakas refer to eighteen import handicraftsand industries.
Ancient India trade: Indian herbal medicines. Many men and women and children also worked in manufacturing. The trade made India a very rich country. But because the trade mainly went through northern India, the north part of India was usually richer than the south part. This was good for South India, because some of the ships went to ports in the south, or sailed right around the south of India. For adults, a time-tested account of trade between India and the Arabian Peninsula. Not a cookbook, but a discussion of food in India, for grown-ups.
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