This Single Person Caused The Greatest Damage To India

Winston Churchill

After an array of hardships and wars that spelt ruin for Indian society, came Sir Winston Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer- Churchill.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940-45 and re-elected from 1951-55. He was born on November 30, 1874 in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. While his reign went by imperceptibly, he made way for some path-breaking economic policies that came back around as huge profit to the British economy.

Winston Churchill found a foothold in national politics and ushered into power during World War 1. He came in bad books for an erratic judgment during the epoch of the war. While First World War was in the full throttle, Britain had tight resources and unfortunately India was a British colony back then. British Raj in India, to feed fat the economy in Britain, tightened the existing economic policies in India. Hence, there were sharp fall in prices in India compared to the rest of the world; the British commodities dramatically overthrew the Indian indigenous market which came as the major downer for Indian economy as a whole. Similarly, the farmers who were cultivating food crops did fail to sell their products in India due to the rise in prices, nor could they export commodities to Braitain which raised a protective policy not to accept any imports from India. This incident is carved in history as the great depression in India and it really took India decades to recover from this loss.

Sir Winston Churchill was a kingpin among the people who master-minded this sweeping plunder in India. Britain amassed their failure upon us and it caused the Great Bengal Famine that afflicted the Gangetic plain of India from Bihar to the Bengal region. Estimably, the famine demanded lives of at least 10 million people who had starved to death.

During the 18th and 19th century, India bore the effects of World War 1 and suffered a maddening economic tumult which is attributed to Sir Winston Churchill.


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