ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Economic Legacies of Colonial Rule in India

The essay reinterprets the British colonial empire in India (the Raj, for short) as a state. Based on that reinterpretation it offers fresh assessments on three issues: how its policies shaped the economy of India, what lessons the postcolonial state drew from history, and the gains and costs of the postcolonial development strategy.

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