Title

Why Did the Indian Economy Stagnate Under the Colonial Rule?

Department

Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2013

Abstract

How did the Indian economy fare under the colonial rule? Is the average Indian significantly better off after Independence? This column examines trends in GDP per capita in order to determine the standard of living in India under the British rule. It also explores the possible causes of stagnation in the Indian economy for about two centuries between 1750 and independence. - See more at: http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=189#sthash.Mmk5V3kl.dpuf

Journal

Ideas for India