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dont waste my time
I had asked for the historical significance n not this stupid
With this book Naoroji signals the beginnings of the Indian Nationalist struggle against the British rule. He argues that the «drain» of wealth, or the unilateral transfer of resources from India to Britain, was the principal cause of poverty in India, as when Britain, for example, puts the average tax burden in India at twice that of contemporary England, although average income there was fifteen times greater at that point in time. Clearly his reasons to write about poverty were nationalist and political.