What The British Did to India

   

The Alternative Hypothesis

 

Published on Jan 17, 2019

A video documenting the bad things done by the bad man who is bad.

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1- Literacy In India:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy_in_India#The_British_Period

2 - Education Spending in India:
https://eml.berkeley.edu/~webfac/cromer/e211_f07/chaudhary.pdf

Indian Population Numbers used :

3 - For 0 to 1600:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India#History

4 - For 1600 to 1871:
http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56838/1/__lse.ac.uk_storage_LIBRARY_Secondary_libfile_shared_repository_Content_Broadberry,%20S_India%20great%20divergence_Broadberry_India%20great%20divergence_2014.pdf

- Table 1

5 - For 1871 to 1941:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India#Late_19th_century_to_early_20th_century

6- Steel Production in India:
http://sci-hub.tw/10.1177/001946461004800104

7 - Twomey's Landmark work on Indian Textiles:
https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/25347/0000794.pdf?sequence=1

8 - Agricultural Imports to the UK 1896-1900:
https://books.google.com/books?id=pDIaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30&dq=British+cotton+imports+by+country+1900&source=bl&ots=_8Y8co-0cv&sig=A9v859-RbaL2uCFCF3UWVsdFgUU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiwi77Cq-ffAhWo0FQKHT3wAkMQ6AEwFnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

9 - UN Balance of Trade Statistics:
https://unstats.un.org/unsd/trade/imts/Historical%20data%201900-1960.pdf

10 - Irrigation Data:
http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/countries_regions/ind/index.stm

11 - British Empire Revenue Data:
https://www.ewoutfrankema.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Raising_Revenue.JGH_.2010.pdf

12 - India Tax Revenues and Expenditures:
http://www.helsinki.fi/iehc2006/papers2/Richards57.pdf

13 - Great Paper on Indian GDP per capita:
http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56838/1/__lse.ac.uk_storage_LIBRARY_Secondary_libfile_shared_repository_Content_Broadberry,%20S_India%20great%20divergence_Broadberry_India%20great%20divergence_2014.pdf

14 - Historical GDP numbers used:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_by_past_GDP_(PPP)#1%E2%80%932008_(Maddison)

(Also used to infer that Germany was 33.85% of Continental Western Europe's economy in 1900, and based on source 9's trade statistics, would make Germany the UK's largest export market assuming Germany bought UK goods in proportion to the size of their economy.)

15 - The more "colonized" by Europeans a country was, the better off it is:
https://www.nber.org/papers/w18162.pdf
https://www.nber.org/papers/w12546.pdf

16 - Cotton Imports to the UK:
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1597&context=tsaconf
http://sci-hub.tw/10.1017/S0022216X18000329

Measured either in terms of years under European control or the proportion of the population that is European.

--- Interesting things I ended up not using ---

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/sbroadberry/wp/indiangdppre1870v2.pdf
https://www.ewoutfrankema.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Raising_Revenue.JGH_.2010.pdf
http://www.helsinki.fi/iehc2006/papers2/Richards57.pdf
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1858/07/23.htm
http://www.helsinki.fi/iehc2006/papers2/Parthasar.pdf
http://www.iisg.nl/hpw/papers/broadberry-gupta.pdf

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