Monday, November 27, 2017

Shashi Tharoor on What the British Did to India

Little More than Tea and Cricket
Review by By Andrew Robinson
in History Today, Volume 67 Issue 4 April 2017

In 1700, India, then ruled by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb,  boasted 24.4 per cent of global GDP: a share almost equal to that of Europe’s 25 per cent.

By 1950, India became a secular democracy by implementing a new constitution, its share was only o just over three per cent. During 1757 and 1947,  the British East India Company ruled a large part of India until 1858, then  the British Parliament ruled until 1947.

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