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       n Debobrat Ghose
The stupendous success of the Collector’s Edition (August 2021) and the way it was received both by the science community and the common man, made it a spectacular achievement for Science India.
In less than a year of its relaunch on 21 Oc- tober 2020, Science India came up with the Collector’s Edition — a bouquet of real life ex- clusive stories — in August 2021, on the contri- bution of Indian scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries in freedom struggle.
The overwhelming response that this special edition received, compelled us to publish a mini Coffee Table Book — ‘Struggle for Swatantrata through Science’ — a first-of-its-kind publica- tion from the Science India stable. Subsequently, the Coffee Table Book was translated in Hindi and Marathi, and in due course, we shall get it translated in other languages as well.
This time, we have come up with the Col- lector’s Edition 2.0, which you are holding. Through exclusive, cutting-edge stories we have tried to show how the colonial British rule exploited, destroyed and damaged the rich heritage of India in almost every sector — be it agriculture or Ayurveda.
The sole purpose behind this colossal de- struction was to loot India’s wealth. The prima- ry motive of introducing railways by the British was to transport our rich natural resources to harbours— that they looted and took away to England.
While India is aiming at a $5 trillion econ- omy by 2025, the British had siphoned off a whopping sum of $45 trillion in 190 years — nine times to what we are aiming today!! To fuel its Industrial Revolution in England, the British looted 38 million pound sterling between 1757-80 from Bengal alone. The 190 years of
The Big British Loot in India
Let Sultanganj Buddha, an exquisite example of ancient India’s scientific acumen, become an epitome for reclaiming all that colonial Britain looted from its prized colony
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia/ Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication
 The Sultanganj Buddha, a 7.5 ft (2.3 m) copper statue, is currently housed in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK

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