The British quest for wealth & power plunged her in the Seven Year War (1755-1763) with France for control of the American colony and that conflict buried her deep in debt and became a war of survival. William Pitt, the British Prime Minister raided the Treasury of the Mughal Emperors in Bengal which netted Britain over one hundred billion pound sterling in Gold in today's money. Britain won the war against Franc and during the years leading to the American Revolution and beyond, Britain extracted unprecedented amount of wealth out of Bengal by the pathology of greed and the orthodoxy of plunder and thus was born the Bank of England and the Imperial Britain.The Bengal money became the gateway to British finnce, transforming an impoverished island nation to an economic super power. The book unmasks a powerful historical event which has shaped the World ever since and it will help analyze the present and may show a path for the future.
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About the Author
I got inspired to write this book after reading 'wealth & Poverty of Nations' by David Landes & 'Empire" by Niall Ferguson. My book is an antithesis to the generally held belief of the source of British wealth. I could tackle this complex subject because I am a product of East & West. I have B.S.'62 from Auburn & M.S.'64 Iowa State & I have worked for four decades with major multinational corporations. I am also a proud parent of two highly talented children who are well established in the medical field.