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World War I: A Turning Point for the Indian Economy

Dec 1, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
A goods train in India, circa 1914.

A goods train in India, circa 1914. World War I saw a shift in British colonial policy away from laissez faire to a more interventionist approach to support industrial investment in India.

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The extraordinary profits earned during the war provided the initial capital for several Indian industrial groups that would become dominant in the years to independence....

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