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Indo-British Economic Relations from 1939 to 1950- Political and economic aspects of the «Transfer of Power» and the change from direct rule to indirect influence through Western financial and economic supremacy


George Bruchhof

This study depicts the amount and kind of development in the Indian economy during the Second World War. The discussion focuses on economic aspect of Indo-British relations. These were characterised by various control mechanisms, control of foreign trade and currency controls necessary in a wartime economy. The Anglo-American loan agreement of 1941 will also be taken into consideration here, as it led to the financial dependency of Great Britain on the U.S.A., which then had repercussions for Indo-British economic relations and also for the finance policies of Great Britain and India. Further consequences of the agreement, especially apparent in the post-war era, are also discussed.
Contents: Wartime economy - Import and Export Control - Anglo-American Lend-Lease Act, 1941 - UKCC, Trade Promotor in India - British Terms of Payment - India Business Delegations in Great Britain and in U.S.A. - British Economic Interests in India - Indo-British Financial Settlement of 1947.