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What The British Did To India | Omer Aziz | LARB | 01 September 2018
Shashi Tharoor explains colonialism from the receiving end. The exploitation of India made Britain one of the richest countries in the world, and left India one the poorest. “Before the British occupation, India was a culturally and economically prosperous civilization. According to economist Angus Maddison, in the 18th century India accounted for 23 percent of the world’s GDP, a percentage greater than all of Europe combined. By the time the British packed up their things and sailed home in 1947, that number had fallen to under three percent”.
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september 2018 by petulantskeptic
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