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Western Imperialism and India TodayI

N K Chandra This paper attempts to investigate a few related aspects of the manifold economic ties between India and the Western powers. Much of the present structure of relationships has been historically deter- mined by nearly two centuries of British rule. Yet the attainment of political freedom by India and most other countries in the Third World has bred the illusion that the tatter group of countries ipso facto pursue their national interests in their dealings with ex-masters.

Trade between Unequal Partners

viz, all of the Western Hemisphere except the US and Canada; all of Africa except the Union of South Africa; Middle East including Turkey; the rest of Asia and the Far East, except Japan, Mainland China, North Korea and North Vietnam; and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand. Obviously, this is a large part of the world.
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