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India’s share in global trade (merchandise and services) was 2.1% (481.74 USD billion out of total 23,044 USD billion) for exportsJHAN DAL DAL PE SONE KE CHIDIYA KARTI HAI BASERA WO BHARAT DESH HAI MERA WO BHARAT DESH HAI MERA
All of us Indians have been hearing from childhood that India was once a golden bird, due to this, foreign invaders and British made this country their slave and took away the excess property from this country.
Ancient India was the center of global trade. In ancient times, India was at the forefront of the world in exports of food items, cotton, gems, diamonds etc. India was the world’s largest manufacturing center at that time. Some people believe that India was ahead in the export of spices only in ancient times, for their information it is necessary to state that India was the leading country in the export of many other products besides spices.
Items exported from India Food : Cotton, rice, wheat, sugar while spices mainly included turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, spikenard etc. Apart from this, along with potatoes, indigo, sesame oil, diamonds, sapphires etc., animal products, silk, parchment, liquor and metal products like jewelry, silverware etc. were exported.
India is the world’s largest trader:
Even after 1000 years of Mughal / other invaders rule, India’s economy contributed to 25% of the world’s GDP. At the same time, the British occupied India, but when the British left India, India’s contribution to the world economy was reduced to only 2 to 3%, but today India has become the fifth largest economy in the world.
Before starting the rule of the Mughals, India 1 A.D. And 1000 A.D. Was the largest economy in the world. When the Mughals ruled India between 1526–1793, India’s income at this time (£ 17.5 million) was more than the income of Great Britain. India’s per capita GDP was $ 1305 in the year 1600 AD, while at the same time, the per capita GDP of Britain was $ 1137, the per capita GDP of America was $ 897, and China’s per capita GDP was $ 940. History tells that Mir Jafar paid £ 3.9 million to the East India Company in 1757. This fact is a great proof to show the prosperity of India
Around 1500 A.D, India’s share in world income was 24.5%, which was equal to the income of the whole of Europe.
Peacock Throne :
One of the biggest reasons behind calling India a golden bird was the Peacock Throne. This throne had its own distinct identity. It was said that two Taj Mahals could be built with as much money as was put to build this throne. But in the year 1739, the Persian ruler Nadir Shah won this battle by winning a battle.
The construction of the Mayur throne was started by Shah Jahan in the 17th century. According to historians, about one thousand kilos of gold and precious stones were used to build the Peacock Throne. The cost of the Peacock Throne was greatly increased due to the Kohinoor diamond in it. The estimated cost of the Peacock throne today is 450 crores. Because of being so precious, Nadir Shah looted it.
The Kohinoor diamond weighs 21.6 grams and its current price in the market is estimated to be around $ 1 billion. This diamond was found from the Golconda mine and the Kakatiya dynasty of South India is considered its primary title. Nowadays it is adorning the crown of the Queen of Britain.
Gold reserves in temples
The World Gold Council said in an assessment some time ago that people still have 22,000 tonnes of gold in India of which around 3,000-4,000 tonnes of gold is still in the temples of India. According to an estimate, 13 temples in India have more wealth than all the billionaires of India. If we look at the temple figures, India was a golden bird yesterday and it is today.
There is so much gold in some temples of India that the entire income of some states is less than the income of temples. If you look at the figures for the year 2018-19, it is found that the annual income of the Government of Kerala is 1.03 lakh crores, which will be found in one corner of any sanctum sanctorum of Kerala’s Padmanabhaswamy temple.
The above figures prove that there was a lot of wealth in ancient India, due to which there were attacks of foreign invaders. But if we look at the present except for the past, then the situation of India is definitely worse than developed countries. But there is also no doubt that India is fast flagging its success all over the world and the time will come very soon when people will call this country again in the name of gold bird.