Binay Bhushan Chaudhuri has pioneered scholarly work on many important areas of colonial Indian history over the last half-century. His research output has been seminal in nature and has illuminated a wide range of issues for scholars, including the expansion of commercial agriculture in early colonial India, the extent of monetization and transfer of land rights, and processes of tribal dispossession and resistance. As a mark of regard and esteem, thirteen scholars have come together to present felicitation essays to B.B. Chaudhuri in this volume. These essays relate not only to the economic aspects of the agrarian history of Bengal and other regions, but also to some of its cultural dimensions, and extend to a discussion of the questions of poverty and the drain of wealth from India.