Trade and Commerce in Ancient India

  • Dr Krishan Lal Grover and Dr Ritu Singh
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  • Dr Krishan Lal Grover

    Associate Professor & Head, Department of Commerce, Sri Guru Hari Singh College, Sri Jiwan Nagar (Sirsa), Haryana, India

  • Dr Ritu Singh

    Assistant Professor at Department of History & Archaeology, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa (Haryana), India

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India has long been a trading nation, with precious goods such as spices, scents, valuable stones, jewellery, silks, muslins, and medicinal drugs etc. to offer the world since the Harppan era. The dockyard discovered in Lothal, Gujarat, gives unusually strong evidence of maritime commerce at the time. The Vedic economy valued both internal and exterior trade equally. Manufacturing activity was brisk throughout the Mauryan rule. The Mauryans had enacted rules and regulations on trade movement. The Kushanas made significant progress in the Indian trade and developed trading links with China, Rome, Sindhu, Sauvira, Kapisa, Gandharas, Puskalavati, Madhura, and Varansi. he Guptas not only expanded their eastern trade but also opened up western sea-borne trade, resulting in unparalleled economic success. The Pllas and Cholas established connections throughout southern India.Trade enhanced cultural interaction, resulting in the spread of ideas and cultural practices, notably in the fields of language, religion, and art.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 2186 - 2192


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