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Poverty and Un-British Rule in India

Poverty and Un-British Rule in India

Author Dadabhai Naoroji
Language English
Size 16.5 x 24.5 cms; Hardbound
Pages 590
Price Rs. 275

This book contains selections from the papers written by Dadabhai Naoroji from time to time on the question of poverty of the Indian people and the drain of wealth from the country by the British rulers. First published in 1901 this became a source for nationalist leaders for understanding the intricacies of colonial economic policies and colonial economy. Referring to it Mahatma Gandhi wrote in 1924 "my first acquaintance with the extent of Indian poverty was through Dadabhai's book".

The author Dadabhai Naoroji, who devoted his entire life to the cause of India's upliftment and independence was a social reformer, a member of the British Parliament and founder of the Indian National Congress. A bitter critic of the British imperialism, his articles on the colonial economy were published in Indian and foreign newspapers and journals.

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