Monday, January 14, 2013


"Indian per capita GDP declined steadily between 1600 and 1871. As British living standards increased from the mid-seventeenth century, India fell increasingly behind. Whereas in 1600, Indian per capita GDP was more than half the British level, by 1871 it had fallen to less than 15 per cent.".. say Stephen Broadberry and Bishnupriya Gupta in their 2009 paper. What we can extrapolate from their thesis is that the making of cotton textiles played a substantial role in India's prosperity. And there are many aspects of this topic that remain to be delved into. Look forward to the research of current and future textile scholars!

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