Why was india the jewel in the crown in the 1900's, PArt of the british empire
Its all about history.Once (before 19th century)india was the riches region on earth.It was riches country during 17th century.Also during 0-11 century A.D it was the richest region.When we take last 18 centuries ,it was china ans india which dominated the economics order of the world.They together contributed between 50 to 60 percent of world economy.
India provided Britain with Cotton and and Tea, by buying the raw materials that Britain could use to color and sell back to the people of India for a much higher price. They made it illegal for India to make their own cloth, and it plays in to Gandhi's peace marches and such. [: Hope that answers your question. Xx.
Thanks, I went on that allready but thank you anyway :D