It is common knowledge that India was exploited by the British during its Colonial period. The story is really interesting and came out in the class on Indian Economy that I am sitting in right now. What seems extremely surprising to me is that there doesn't seem to be commonly circulated and discussed literature on this topic. Rough estimates show that if the amount of monetary exploitation through revenues and such were put in current terms it would amount to about $700 billion approximately in current value. I am slightly skeptical about this figure until I am shown hard facts about it. It is an interesting aspect of studies on India, and I am storing this away in some deep recess of my mind to be pulled out later when I have more time to think about working on it.