11 May 2022

Mercantile Bombay: A Journey of Trade, Finance and Enterprise



Mercantile Bombay: A Journey of Trade, Finance and Enterprise

On 11 May 2022, Sifra Lentin, Bombay History Fellow, engaged in a panel discussion ‘Mercantile Bombay: A Journey of Trade, Finance and Enterprise.’ The event was hosted by Avid Learning in collaboration with Gateway House and Live History India. The panelists also included Dr. Rashna Poncha, and Mr. Bazil Shaikh.

This panel deliberated upon Mumbai’s commerce and culture, ports, migrants, finance, its rich mercantile history and how it helped develop a cosmopolitan milieu. The discussion covered historic immigration, trade wars, European and native traders’ rivalries and the American civil war fallout.