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By Scott Levi

Caravans tells the attention-grabbing tale of numerous Punjabi Khatri retailers who equipped nice enterprise empires via their ingenuity and spirit of experience. working in the course of the 16th throughout the 19th centuries, those retailers risked every thing and travelled throughout Afghanistan, primary Asia, Iran and Russia. They used subtle concepts to transform a modest volume of item into huge portfolios for exchange and moneylending ventures.

Caravans demanding situations the idea that the emerging tide of ecu exchange within the Indian Ocean usurped the overland ‘Silk street’ alternate, and demonstrates how millions of Punjabis created a booming marketplace in vital Asia at accurately this historic moment.

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