THE name of Dadabhai Naoroji has been associated in the minds of. Indians students of economics with the controversial ‘Drain Theory’: Dadabhai spoke and . Dadabhai Naoroji and the Drain Theory [B.N. Ganguli] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Drain of Wealth theory was systemically initiated by Dadabhai Naoroji in and further analysed and developed by R.P. Dutt, M.G Ranade etc. The ” drain.

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Lastly, the principal income-earners would buy outside of India or leave with the money as they were mostly foreign personnel. The difficulties thrown in the way of according to the natives such reasonable share and voice in the administration of the country ad they are able to take, are creating some uneasiness and distrust.

Within three years, he had resigned on ethical grounds. Hume and Dinshaw Edulji Wacha. Naoroji is also credited with the founding of the Indian National Congressalong with A.

Dadabhai Naoroji 4 September — 30 Juneknown as the Theoryy Old Man of Indiawas a Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an early Indian political and social leader.

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Economic and Political Weekly. He was also a notable Freemason. Such is really the feeling here.

He argued that by allowing the money earned in India to stay in India, tributes would be willingly and easily paid without fear of poverty; he argued that this could be done by giving equal employment opportunities to Indian professionals who consistently took jobs they were over-qualified for. Naoroji drwin how the ideologies of Britain conflicted when asking them if they would allow French youth to occupy all the lucrative posts in England. Later, he became professor of Gujarati at University College London.


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When referring to the Drain, Naoroji stated that he believed some tribute was necessary as payment for the services that England brought to India such as the railways. InKhurshedben was arrested along with other revolutionaries for attempting to hoist the Indian flag in a Government College in Ahmedabad. Gandhi Rao Pawar S. Secondly, India does not attract immigrants which bring labour and capital for economic growth. Thfory — Jagjivan Ram — S.

Indians oof the Late Victorian Empire Durham. Through his work with economics, Naoroji sought to prove that Britannia was draining money out of India. Dadabgai was a staunch moderate within the Congress, during the phase when opinion in the party was split between the moderates and extremists. Vijayaraghavachariar Khan Das M. Cotton Gokhale Naoroji R. The Political Thought of Dadabhai Naoroji.

The universities are sending out hundreds and will soon begin to send out thousands of educated natives.

Dadabhai Naoroji and His Drain of Wealth Theory

Further development was checked by the frequent invasions of India by, and the subsequent continuous rule of, foreigners of entirely different character and genius, who, not having dadsbhai sympathy with the indigenous literature — on the contrary, having much fanatical antipathy to the religion of the Hindus — prevented its further growth. It was observed that a poor country like India was made to subsidise the imperial defence. Naoroji described this as vampirism, with money thheory a metaphor for blood, which humanised India and attempted to show Britain’s actions as monstrous in an attempt to garner sympathy for the nationalist movement.


Retrieved 13 December Retrieved 9 December Bhownaggree,” Media History 15 Fall— Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference CS1 maint: Fourthly, India naoroii the burden of empire building in and out of its borders.

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Wikiquote has quotations related to: Retrieved 2 December — via British Newspaper Archive. Masani, Dadabhai Naoroji The Journal of Asian Studies. First, the most important item was the remittance to England of a proportion of salaries, incomes, and saving by civil, military employees of the British origin, as well as by professionals such as lawyers and doctors.

The essence of the drain theory is that the unilateral transfers that India was compelled to make to Britain systematically stripped the country of resources and thus perpetuated poverty.

This was shown in his comments which became increasingly aggressive. New Delhi Mittal Publications. He was also a member of the Indian National Association founded by Sir Surendranath Banerjee from Calcutta a few years before the founding of the Indian National Congress in Bombay, with the same objectives and practices.

In this above quotation he explains his theory in which the British used India as a drain of wealth.

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