During the 2019 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, Tom Wilkinson (LSE) caught up with Laird Bell Professor Sven Beckert (Harvard University) to discuss his award-winning book Empire of Cotton: A Global History and the historic place of South Asia in the global cotton economy.

TW: Your book looks at 5,000 years of history. Could you give me a brief overview of the cotton economy in South Asia?

SB: The […]