[Freedom Struggle] Drain of Wealth: Poverty & Unbritish Rule in India, deindustralization, Mercantilism,

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India Yearbook
  1. Prologue
  2. HFS4/P1: Impact of British colonialism on Indian economy
  3. HFS4/P2: Deindustrialization: its impact on Indian Artisan
  4. HFS4/P3: Impoverishment of Peasant, famine poverty in British India
  5. HFS4/P4: Economic Drain of wealth from India


  • So far in his history-freedom struggle lecture series, Mr.Pratik Nayak covered the entry and establishment of the British in India, their treaties and alliances and development of press, modern education and civil services in India; their land revenue policy.
  • Now the topic progresses further to how the British rule ruined Indian economy and led to drain of wealth from India.
  • Powerpoints available @Mrunal.org/download

HFS4/P1: Impact of British colonialism on Indian economy


  • recap of the topics taught in the previous lectures
  • background an overview of the British economic policy on colonial India
  • deindustrialization and ruin of artisans and handicraftsman
  • impoverishment of Indian peasantry
  • emergence of new land relations and ruin of old zamindarindars
  • commercialisation, stagnation and deterioration of agriculture in British India
  • Rise of Indian bourgeoisie
  • drain of wealth from India to Britain

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/fs7qJ-wbTQU

HFS4/P2: Deindustrialization: its impact on Indian Artisan


  • how did English mercantilist led to de- industrialization in India?
  • Charter act of 1813, unilateral trade policy and their impact on traditional livelihood of Indian artisans and handicraftsman
  • failure on part of Indian princely states to pursue adventurists trader policy and its consequences.
  • the process of de-industrialisation to de-urbanisation to ruralization to peasantisation to landless labourers

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/b3i1v_lf7Nw

HFS4/P3: Impoverishment of Peasant, famine poverty in British India


  • the rise of new zamindars, land grabbing, sub-infeudation, absentee landlordism, fragmented land holdings and landless labourers
  • spread of commercial crops like cotton, jute, groundnut and Indigo and their negative impact on Indian farmers and food security
  • Famines of 1815 and 1900
  • the rise of Indian bourgeoisie, money lenders, traditional bankers and textile mills

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/QZ6h4FIr7Co

HFS4/P4: Economic Drain of wealth from India

HFS4-P4-British-Economy drain of wealth in british India dadabhai naoroji

  • meaning and components of economic drain of wealth from British India
  • Drain Theory in Dadabhai Naoroji’s book poverty and unBritish rule in India
  • quantitative estimation made by Dadabhai Naoroji, G.V. Joish and D.E.Wacha
  • questions asked in previous UPSC civil services preliminary exam.
  • Nationalists critique of colonial economy: the views of Gopal Krishna Gokhale, G. Subramaniya Ayer, Prithwishchandra Ray, GV Joshi, Surendranath Banerje, Bholanath Chandra.
  • Political, social and economic impact of the drain of wealth from India

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/DLaA1QkDyGE
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So far 25 Comments posted

  1. Anurag

    Sir,when the series is expected to complete?and will you be uploading a session missed?

  2. Rishi

    Sir, please Upload missing Videos of Socio cultural policy & impact, Modern Education in India ,Development Land Revenue Policy

    Thank You for this Videos

  3. Tirup Parmar

    Thank you so much sir….:)

  4. Ruhi Jain

    What about The Pending Lectures On Modern Education and Socio Cultural Policy?
    When you Will upload them…. Please Upload them
    If Video not available then upload the Article on it.
    It will be beneficial for all of us.

  5. Himani

    Please upload The Previous Week Lectures on Modern Education and SocioCultural Policy

  6. Neha Jha

    Thanks a lot Sir…..

  7. vks

    plz upload missing previous missing videos, n powerpoints are not there in download section for current lectures of history… plz check

  8. sivanshi

    i hope u will complete before prelims 2016 …. πŸ™‚
    sir help in ancient and medival history. πŸ™‚

  9. Lovey

    sir please upload the missing lecture..plss plss

  10. abhijeet joshi

    Sir plz upload missing lectures

  11. Dark_Knight

    @ Pratik sir, Mrunal bhai – Lecture HFS2/P4 content only till Charter act 1813. It doesn’t cover Charter act 1833, Socio-Cultural policy. Next lecture HFS3/P1 is only summary of these two topics. So please upload missing lecture after HFS2/P4. Thanks a lot for all your efforts

  12. kk

    Thank you Mrunal sir

  13. Gyanesh

    Mrunsl Sir, plz upload the British socio cultural policy video lecture, which is covered only in recap section.

  14. prabhat

    going through laxmikanth indian polity and spectrum’s ….and after this series.. it is very helpful to recollect everything … fabulous effort sir … thank you .. very very indebted..\,,/

  15. ankit sajwan

    thank you sir for your effort.


    if someone have INDIA YEARBOOK 2015 then should he buy new edition

  17. shubham kashyap

    thanks sir …….for the lectures……if possible than plz upload new lecturessssss ….. of this weak

  18. Chitwan

    Sir, Acts after 1833, Socio – Cultural Policy and Modern Education are missing… please upload the lectures on youtube.

  19. Bipul kumar

    Please upload budget and economic survey 2016 lecture video as soon as possible

  20. prabhakaran

    i need the reason why we got failures in upsc exams

  21. hemant

    thanks sir plz. provide more articles on hindi medium . very -very thank you sir

  22. Lalit

    Sir, kindly Upload missing Videos of Socio cultural policy & impact, Modern Education in India ,Development Land Revenue Policy

  23. Ashvin Rathod

    sir plz complete history video lecture series before the upsc pre exam 2016

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