now what the UPA jas just signed up for the second phase of white christist imperialist rule.
Drain of Wealth during British Raj
By: B Shantanu
February 06, 2006
Whenever the issue of economic exploitation and the "drain of
wealth" during the 200 years of British colonial rule comes up, the
one rebuttal from western historians is that there is scant evidence
to prove it. To bolster the argument, the point is then made that
Indian historians are nationalist, biased (sometimes as a
consequence) and do not pay attention to figures and statistical
In my analysis of this topic, I have therefore, relied heavily on
recent research by Western historians and tried to draw conclusions
based on that.
Even by the accounts of western historians, the positive impact of
British rule, which PM Sh. Man Mohan Singh had so pointedly
mentioned during his speech at Oxford in Jul '05, is questionable.
The "drain of wealth" from India to Britain during the two centuries
of colonial rule was very real, very substantial and there are
strong reasons to believe that India may have looked significantly
different (and far better) economically and socially had it not been
for the two centuries of British rule.