In a parallel of the way that IPA's growth originally benefited from the mercantile class
led by the East India Company, so its return has come about as a result of a boom in micro-breweries whose most loyal customers are India's new generation of corporate warriors.
Defoe saw the growing power of the commercial and mercantile class
as a positive regenerative force, while Swift was deeply suspicious of 'the moneyed interest', believing landowners to be the natural guardians of the national good.
Politically, in the early years of the new state, Northern landlords retained a level of leadership or at least participation denied them further south, but they would rapidly lose out to the Belfast mercantile class
and the growth in democratisation.
The funding comes from Chhattisgarh's well-heeled mercantile class
She explores the social, economic, and political turmoil that challenged the elite, from tenant agitation to the breakup of their estates to political challenges from Belfast's mercantile class
and populist political movements.