tariqah: ithelpstodream: Delivering the inaug…

tariqah:

ithelpstodream:

Delivering the inaugural lecture at the three-day Sam Moyo Memorial Conference on “Land and Labour Questions in the Global South”, Utsa Patnaik said that the estimated drain from India to Britain over the period from 1765 to 1938 was a whopping 9.184 trillion pounds, several times the size of the UK’s GDP today.

Patnaik, who is Professor Emerita at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), JNU, said that the policies followed by Britain during its colonial rule in India were so disastrous that per capita food grains availability in India declined drastically from 197.3 kg per year in 1909-14 to 136.8 kg per year in 1946.

https://newsclick.in/britain-would-collapse-if-it-tried-pay-back-money-it-drained-india

Btw, Utsa is absolutely brilliant and if you’re Indian or you’re interested in the implications of the demonitisation of currency in India in the past year, you need to look up her lectures about that on YouTube