The Stolen Wealth of India During British Rule!

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    The Stolen Wealth of India During British Rule

    Though it is a bitter history of India, we Indians overcame that.
    Everyone knows the history of India. But not all knows how much wealth it gave to this world. I don’t mean the literature and culture it taught to this world. I mean the real wealth, the money, the gold and diamonds stolen, looted by the British rulers, when they ruled India for nearly 200 years.

    During the mid of 1770’s, the western countries, especially Britain had Industrial revolution and it was completely financed by the money looted from India. Even William Digby and British historian agreed that without the “Venture Capital” which was looted from Bengal, the Industrial Revolution might not have happened. In 1957, the Battle of Plessey happened among the Nawab of Bengal and British rulers. But Robert Clive defeated the effort of evicting the British rule. During this battle, Bengal got looted completely.

    The looted money and wealth were then showered in the industrial revolution, which helped in the inventions like “The spinning Jenny” in the year 1764, “The water Frame”, a machine to spin cotton threads in the year 1769, “The Steam Engine” in the year 1785 and a lot more.

    Apart from financing the British people to develop their inventions and economy, the wealth of India also helped Americans also to grow economically. During 19th century, USA levied heavy and stiff tariffs on any goods that are imported from Britain. Since Britain didn’t have any problem for wealth and money, as it was flowing from India, which they absorbed completely. So they didn’t care about the high taxes. So, the prosperity of India was shared with America also by the British rulers.

    One more Englishman mentioned in his note about India, “Even after sucking the entire wealth of India, our government is still giving more sufferings to the people of India by forcing them to by their products like dresses which they wove by the inventions sponsored by Indian money. How people of hot country can wear a dress woven for a cold country like England?” and so on…
    Anglophiles’ note of apology says “British colonial rule in India was the organized banditry that financed England’s Industrial Revolution”. The British rulers even took over the technology of India, along with money. Will Durant, an American Historian mentioned in his note “India was flourishing in Ship building besides the expertise of making steel and textiles. But all got ruined when British took over those technologies”

    Only few knows that the birth place of the world famous Kohinoor diamond (which means Mountain of Light), which is currently a part of the Royal British Crown Jewels, is India. This 105 carat diamond was the largest one at that time and it was kept by various Mughal Emperors. But it was later looted by the East Indian Company, which was then gifted to Queen Victoria when she was declared as “Empress of India” in the year 1877.

    Roughly it has been estimated as one trillion dollar money that was looted by the British rulers in that 200 years ruling, apart from some other wealth like gold, diamonds and raw materials which got transported. India remains as a “Developing Country“.
    Note: As I said earlier, though this is a bitter history, we Indians over came that and currently don’t have any hatred towards people of Britain. So, this is just a piece of old prosperous India’s story, I felt sharing.

    Source: The Stolen Wealth of India During British Rule | Socyberty
     
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  3. Rebel

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    The British rule in India was the darkest chapter of Indian history, the drain of wealth from India by the British empire is still going on through foreign corporations and foreign organizations like freemasonry. Third world countries like India are still slave of western imperialism.

    British empire never left India it is still controlling Indian politics and economics through covert network of masonic lodges, the masonic lodges established by them in India as military lodges for British soldiers during the British colonial rule, are still operating within India under the cloak of charitable organization. The corrupt masonic politicians of India are directly serving the political and economic interests of their western imperial masters. India has biggest amount of black money stashed in various foreign banks all over the world, all due to these corrupt masonic politicians.

    India should Never forget the atrocities committed by British colonists on Indian people and should always remember the sacrifices of our real freedom fighters. British colonists treated Indians like dogs, the famous slogan on their buildings was "dogs and Indians not allowed". The tyrannical British rule in India that lasted for 350 years, resulted in an estimated 40 million deaths due to several bloody massacres and famine creation policies of British colonial governors that turned minor droughts into widespread famines (even though their was no food scarcity) which killed millions. Lord chelmsford, Thomas gibson carmichael, Lord dalhousie, Lord elgin, charles cornwallis all of these were Freemasons and were at administrative ranks in the british raj. Robert Clive who made huge profits through pillaging and plundering India was also a Freemason, and lord mountbatten who played a major role in partition of india was also a Freemason. And their are several others like them, who drained the wealth of India, and turned this richest country into a poorest country.

    Establishing freemasonry in India was a evil plan of these Freemason colonists to keep exercising their control over politics and economy of India even after the so called "freedom of India from British rule". The mounting pressure of anti-British raj freedom movement led by mahatma Gandhi, made these masonic colonists to leave India but they managed to establish a fake democracy in India which is directly serving the interests of western imperialists.

    The whole freedom struggle of India was infiltrated by this malevolent brotherhood of freemasonry, freedom fighters like Motilal Nehru, Sir C P Ramaswamy Iyer (Divan of Travancore), C. Rajagopalachary (Governor General of India), Dr. P V Cheriy (Governor of Maharashtra), Fakruddin Ali Ahmed (President of India) etc. were all freemasons and were puppets of British empire in indian freedom struggle. Some of them were also members of drafting committee of Indian constitution and many freemasons become presidents. Only freedom fighters like Bhagat singh, bal gangadhar tilak, Chandrashekhar Azad etc. were fighting for freedom of india, but unfortunately the masonic brotherhood in congress party deceived them all and silenced them before they achieved the goal of freedom of India from British empire.

    So, my Indian friends their was no actual freedom struggle, it was all orchestrated and well planned by the Freemasons of British empire to establish a govt. covertly run by masonic brotherhood; and through which they can easily dominate Indian political and economic system.

    In the 21st century 50% of India is living on less than $2, 100 million children go to bed hungry every night and 62% of people in India live without electricity. And this pathetic situation will not change, unless the disease of freemasonry is eliminated from India.

    Indians rise up and destroy freemasonry.
     
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  4. anand_6869

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    What Indians need to destroy is greed and we must begin to value our heritage, prefer domestic products over the products of multinational corporations.
    Poverty in India is not because of freemasonry but is because of greed the rich want to get richer and dont care about any one else,
    What we need to eliminate poverty is initiative from the individual we need equitable distribution of wealth just look at the Ambanis and Mittals they are unalloyed by the poverty that exists in India and continue to live a lavish livestyle ,It is because that the millionaires of India want to be billionaires and billionaires want to be trillionaires that poverty exists if only the rich and middle class strive to ensure equitable distribution of wealth there wouldn't be any poverty.
    With the British system of education we Indians have begun to develop a British mindset and are forgetting our glorious scientific and spiritual heritage,
    We are now overpowered by greed and the capitalist mindset and our aims are at making India into another UK or USA we have begun to forget our identity in this fight for greed the human element has taken a backseat and money the front seat.

    India was the Knowledge hub of the world once, we were never the capitalists, we never had the greedy mindset we have now but all that was taken away from us due to Barbaric and greedy Invaders.

    Our problems are easy to solve if only we Citizens have the required initiative

    I would like to end this post with a quote from Rabindranath Tagore:

    Hermit, call you in the authentic words
    Of that old hymn called Sama; “Rise! Awake!”
    Call to the man who boasts his shastric lore
    From vain pedantic wranglings profitless,
    Call to that foolish braggart to come forth
    Out on the face of nature, this broad earth,
    Send forth this call to your scholar band;
    Together round your sacrifice of fire
    Let them all gather. So may our India,
    Our ancient land to herself return
    Once again return to steadfast work,
    To duty and devotion, to her trance
    Of earnest meditation; let her sit
    Once more unruffled, greedless, strifeless, pure,
    Once again on her lofty seat
    And platform, teacher of all lands.
     
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  5. niharjhatn

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    A large part of the poverty was gross mis-management of us by Congress-post Independence. Measures like a 'child tax' would help curb population growth and also reduce the expansion of the poorer and less educated. Instead, an abdominal forced sterilization program was attempted.

    As much as the British are to blame, so too are the 'leaders' of India after independence.

    The idea of the partition of India was a diabolically genius stroke of the British and has helped hold India back for 10-20 years.

    Further, our 'leaders' have done nothing really to bring to account atrocities of the British and stolen national treasures. Compare that to the Jews who are still chasing Nazi war criminals today.
     
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    It is evident that we INDIANS are still being ruled by foreigners. We have Sonia Gandhi who still has no INDIAN citizenship. They want to bring in the foreign culture into INDIA. They are trying to destroy our age old culture and parallely are looting our money. Only time can answer all questions.
     
  7. Rebel

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    Greedy rich people are in US, UK and Europe also, why those countries have such a high standard of living among all classes and almost no poverty. The common people in all post colonial countries where masonic colonialism has taken place i.e. from africa, middle east, India to south-east Asian countries are suffering from corruption and poverty even after become independent.

    And most important question that one should ask is why masonic European and British royalists were so much interested in invading other countries and extend their empires, were their lands running out of resources ? no. They wanted to own countries like India permanently, and they have succeeded in it.

    The british east india company was owned and run by freemasons like nathan rothschild and its many shareholders were freemasons. Fabian society of london another sub-masonic front comprising of freemasons like annie beasant, George Bernard Shaw, graham wallas among it's first members also infiltrated into india during 1930's. And our so called revolutionary leaders like jawaharlal nehru became members of this British Fabian society and surprisingly Muhammad Ali Jinnah who proposed the idea of carving out pakistan was also a fabian society member. Annie besant was 33rd degree freemason was also first woman president of the Indian national congress. lord Mountbatten who made the plans for partition of india was also a Freemason.

    Mahatama gandhi who was seemingly opposing all things foreign, was member of theosophical society and his personal diary found in london had many things written in masonic codes but it is a controversial matter whether he was a Freemason. Sonia Gandhi was planted in India by P2 masonic lodge of Italy. Our politicians from the early Independence movement to the present day have remained the pawns of western organizations like Fabian society, theosophical society, freemasonry.

    Freemasonry hugely undermines the sovereignty of any country in which it is present, that's why many arab countries have banned freemasonry also freemasonry is banned in pakistan, but it still continues to operate unofficially in those countries and also many U.S. millitary bases around the world have temporary masonic lodges within them. Some US presidents also vehemently opposed freemasonry...

    "The Masonic fraternity tramples upon our rights, defeats the administration of justice, and bids defiance to every government which it cannot control." -US President Millard Fillmore

    "I do conscientiously and sincerely believe that the Order of Freemasonry, if not the greatest, is one of the greatest moral and political evils under which the Union is now laboring … a conspiracy of the few against the equal rights of the many … Masonry ought forever to be abolished. It is wrong – essentially wrong – a seed of evil, which can never produce any good.” -US President John Quincy Adams, “Letters on Freemasonry” 1833

    It's freemasonry in India that has made our politicians, supreme court judges and industrialists greedy, corrupt and subservient to their western overlords in Europe and Britain. Another independence movement is required to make India truly free.
     
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    It is a fact that India has been looted by all conquerors and colonialist.

    But can we ride back into time?

    While one can blame the foreigners, but then they would not have flourished if we did not help them to do so!
     
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    The British had a far more negative impact on India than others because they colonised and transformed it from a leading manufacturer into a producer of raw materials for British industries. By banning Indian goods throughout the empire and by imposing intentionally high taxes, they were able to simultaneously impoverish Indian village industries while reducing India's role in the global economy to one subservient to British interests.
     
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    I wont go into who was good or who was bad.

    The very fact that one was a not his own master of his Fate and Captain of his Soul, does not give one any choice of eulogising the 'conqueror'.
     
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    Was it the diabolical British or the diabolical Mr. Jinnah?
     
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    I agree with you - it was Diabolical Djinnah, not the Brits. Basically, Djinnah's cohorts were scared silly that they would not longer be feudal lords at the top of the economic pyramid, in a Hindu majority nation. They were acquainted with the Gujrati and Parsi businessmen of Bombay, and were shit scared of competing with them in a future Hindu majority nation. Djinnah just exploited these fears and got his nation called "Pakistan".

    I think the major share of the blame has to be taken by our "leaders" post-independence.

    The British can be blamed for India's poor condition for a few years post independence. In the 1950s, one could have abused the Brits for leaving India underdeveloped. Maybe even in the 1960s. But from the 1970s and beyond, we have no business blaming the Brits.

    Maximum blame falls on our NehruGandhi family for leading our nation into bankruptcy by 1991.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the Partition.

    If people did not want to hang around in the concept of India, why force them to stay?

    In so far as the British is concerned, they quit. One cannot blame them for leaving India in a mess. They only assisted in allowing Undivided Indians to create the mess. If we were clever, we could had cocked a snook, but we did not. Therefore, the blame cannot be theirs alone.

    Thereafter, we bumbled along. Can't blame anyone. We had no experience of running a country and that too a huge one like India. We learnt, we stumbled and yet, we have come where we have come.

    Instead of wailing, we should set our house in order and look forward to the future boldly and surely.

    Are we doing that?
     
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    And we took it lying down.

    Are the British alone to blame that we were spineless?

    Heard of the Indigo Revolt of Bengal?

    The strength of the farmers' resolutions were dramatically stronger than anticipated from a community victimized by brutal treatment for about half a century. The farmers were in no possession of any types of arms, it was totally a nonviolent resistance.

    The revolt was ruthlessly suppressed. Large forces of police and military backed by the British Government and the zamindars mercilessly slaughtered a number of peasants. In spite of this the revolt was fairly popular, involving almost the whole of Bengal. The Biswas brothers of Nadia, Kader Molla of Pabna, Rafique Mondal of Malda were popular leaders. Even some of the zamindars supported the revolt, the most important of whom was Ramratan Mullick of Narail.

    R.C. Majumdar in "History of Bengal" goes so far as to call it a forerunner of the non-violent passive resistance later successfully adopted by Gandhi. The revolt had a strong effect on the government, which immediately appoint the "Indigo Commission" in 1860.

    In the commission report, E. W. L. Tower noted that "not a chest of Indigo reached England without being stained with human blood". Evidently it was a major triumph of the peasants to incite such emotion in the Europeans' minds even though the statement might have been an overstatement.
     
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    We took it lying down?

    Heard of the First War of Independence, which the colonialists call the Indian Rebellion? Tens of thousands of Indians fought and died. It was one of the few conflicts in Indian history that spanned the whole of the subcontinent, and involved all major religious groups. Hindus and Muslims fought together on the same side, imagine that! The Indigo Revolt and almost all other minor revolts took inspiration from this war only. And throughout the rest of British rule there were periodic acts of terrorism against the establishment.
     
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    Read the Sepoy Mutiny from a military and political perspective.

    Don't mind I am patriotic, but I can only say is that I like to see events without emotional overtones.

    The first issue that I find is odd that any Independence movement requires a centralised figure/ organisation.

    I am sure you could put me in the right direction on this issue so that I can also realise that it was the First War of Independence.
     
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    The ultimate objective of the First War of Independence was to restore the Mughal Empire. The popular figure was the late Bahadur Shah II. The problem was that by this time the Mughal Emperor was nothing more than a figurehead with little real power, and as a result the rebellion was decentralised and unorganised.
     
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    I believe we are being too hard on ourselves. Yes granted that we are both poor and corrupt. But then again with the possible exception of South Korea and to a certain extent, Malaysia, can anyone of you find a single post colonial country in the world,that is anywhere close to India? We have managed to eliminate famine from the country, this in spite of the fact that our population has grown four times. When India became a free country,our literacy rate was 11 %, yes this low! This the result of 190 years of British rule! From there within 64 years, i.e. one-third the time, we are one of the biggest economic powers of the world. We attained all this, in spite of having one of the most immensely corrupt government on the face of the planet. This proves the vitality of the Indian people. We are growing even as we speak, not only in material terms, but also as a confident civilisation. These are very interesting times indeed, cherish these moments well. The next 30 or 40 years would be set the direction possibly for the next century!
     
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