How Britain Stole $45 Trillion From India And Lied About It
"There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of - as horrible as it may have been - was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was sustained for so long - the story goes - was a gesture of Britain's benevolence.
"New research by the renowned economist Utsa Patnaik - by Columbia University Press - deals a crushing blow to this narrative. Drawing on nearly two centuries of detailed data on tax and trade, Patnaik calculated that Britain drained a total of nearly from India during the period 1765 to 1938."