Discuss the economic exploitation caused by the great rising of 1857

Firstly, the economic drain from India increased on account of salaries and allowances given to the Secretary of State for India and his fifteen members of the Indian Council. The military and civil administration expenditures were paid from the revenue of India.

Secondly, India was turned into a colonial economy exporting raw materials like indigo, cotton, spices, etc., and importing British goods.

Thirdly, the British invested their capital in plantations, jute mills, railways, shipping, etc., and: drained away from the profits to England.


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