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Did Mughals loot India or made us rich? Mughals trending on twitter

In 1700, when most part of the country was ruled by Mughals, India had a 24.4 per cent world GDP share, higher than entire Europe's 23.3 per cent.

Since a petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court, seeking a fact-finding inquiry into the “history” of the Taj Mahal, and also opening of the doors of its “22 rooms” to see “the truth, whatever it is”, ‘Mughals’ are trending on twitter.

While several right-wing elements are blaming Mughals for looting India and demolishing temples to build mosques, several others come in favour of Mughals to prove that they didn’t loot India but actually made us rich.

A user supported him claim by posting a table, referring economic historian Angus Maddison, which shows that in 18th Century India had overtaken China as the Largest Economy in the world. He asserts, “No, Mughals Didn’t Loot India They made us RICH…… In 18th Century India had overtaken China as the Largest Economy in the world….(please see table below) Source: Augus Maddison, The World Economy Check #PetrolDieselPrice to know Looters

A twitter user with the name Indian Muslim tweets, “Iam still nt able to digest why this RSS affiliates Hindutva groups r talking of Mughals,wo United India & made India rich of which we r yielding even today bt nt of Brithisers wo hd made Indian pple slaves & ruld for 100 yrs & looted http://India.Cn anyone explain this.”

Another twitter user with the name Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan states, “India was the most powerful and richest country in the world during the reign of Mughal King Aurangzeb Alamgir.”

A twitter user with name Dr. Lenin Panda writes, “Mughals were in power during 16th century and you are saying they looted srirangam temple in 14th century. I think you really need to get your history lessons correctly. This is why we ask you to come out of WhatsApp University and to the real world.”

See that tiny dot, yes that was an independent kingdom of Maharajdhiraj Maharana Pratap amidst vast ocean of mighty mughals

A report published in Times of India on Aug 26, 2008, entitled, ‘India to reclaim Mughal-age economic aura’ supported their claim which stated, “In his book The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective, economic historian Angus Maddison has noted that during the years 0 to 1000, India figured as the world’s pre-eminent economic power, closely followed by China. During 1500-1600 years also, India was only next to China in terms of world GDP share and remained among the top till as late as 17th century.

India was the world’s largest economy with a 32.9 per cent share of the worldwide GDP in the first century and 28.9 per cent in the 11th century.

In 1700, when most part of the country was ruled by Mughals, India had a 24.4 per cent world GDP share, higher than entire Europe’s 23.3 per cent. However, thereafter, it started falling and slipped below four per cent by 1952 and further to its lowest 3.1 per cent in 1973.

During 1700, when India was mostly ruled by the Mughals, China was being ruled by the Qing dynasty.”

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