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Has anyone measured how literate Indians were in their own languages before and after the British Raj?
I’m not sure what “other fundamental metrics” refers to. Cowen was comparing the countries during the colonial period, not after it.
So the notion that India was somehow better off under colonialism because the benevolent white man could transfer to them the proper institutions is nonsense.Another possible comparison is between British-ruled India and India’s “native states,” namely the numerous territories and principalities where British involvement in direct rule was minimal.To be sure, those regions still were embedded in a broader nexus of British control, and there is no comprehensive database.For much of the 18th and early 19th centuries, under British rule, Indian economic performance was mediocre at best.It has been estimated that the yearly agricultural wage was higher in 1810 than in 1946.