Timeline of the economy of India

Timeline Of The Economy Of India

Timeline of the economy of India

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This is a timeline of the economy of India. It includes the economic timeline of the Indian subcontinent, from the ancient era to the present.

Pre-colonial period

  • 500 BC
    • Silver punch-marked coins were minted as currency belonging to a period of intensive trade activity and urban development by the Mahajanapadas.

  • 1
    • India's economy had a 32.9% share of world income, the largest in the world.

  • 1000
    • India's economy had a 28.9% share of world income, the largest in the world.Angus Maddison (2001). , OECD, Paris

  • 1500
    • India's economy had a 24.5% share of world income, the second largest in the world after China, which had a 25% share.Angus Maddison (2003). , OECD, Paris

  • 1600
    • India's income of £17.5 million (under Akbar's Mughal Empire, pop approx. 150 million people) was greater than the entire treasury of Great Britain in 1800, which totalled £16 million.

  • 1700
    • India's economy had a 24.4% share of world income, the largest in the world, under Aurangzeb's Mughal Empire.Kumar, Dharma and Meghnad Desai, eds. The Cambridge......
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