A Monograph on Trade and Manufactures in Northern India

A Monograph on Trade and Manufactures in Northern India

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...seers per maund, 6 3 0 Total.. 12S 11 0 Sold at end of Bhadon 30 mds. 134 sem at 7 seers 4 chittaks per rupee, ............ 167 6 0 Profit. 38 11 0 This gives a shade over 30 percent, profit to the trader who purchased with borrowed capital. The storer who purchased with his own capital would in the same venture have made Rs. 48 or Rs. 37f percent. That this rate of profit was enjoyed by gurwalas (wholesale storers) in 1879 there can be no doubt. In this year 1880 gurwalas stored in January @ 12 seers the rupee and in March 10 seers. Retail prices in May are-already as high as 6, seers. Gwallah vide Dudhfarosh. Halwai---There are two classes of Halwai (1) the confectioner proper.who makes up sweetmeats and vends them at his sho/p either wholesale or retail, and (2) the khwancha-farosh or tray man who buys from the confectioner and sells as he walks the streets or squattirjg nt a booth. I have taken the five sweetmeats most approved and calculated the cost price and 2 refit of one (do, the quantity usually made up at one time in a day by an average confectioner of the class who supply khwancbawalas. The tao costs in sugar, ghi, ata Us. 19-11 and sells for an advance of Es. 4-3-9 on cost price. There remains to deduct wages of three laborers or cooks from this. The head cook receives Rs. 7-8 per mensem plus seer puri per diem; and the other two receive Rs. 3 each per mensem. Thus deduct 8 as 3 pies and the clear profit is Rs. 3-11-6 or Rs. 18 per cent. It is evident that a second tao on the same day will give the full profit of Rs. 4-3-9. If the confectioner sell retail, his profit on a tao is Rs. 7-3-4 less the wages as before. This gives 6-11-6 or 33 per cent. HUQQeWala.--The variety of Huqqas is very great and it would occupy much...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495020
  • 9781236495020