Tourism cannot effectively flourish without the cultural components. The desire to position culture and tourism as the lever of Nigeria's economic growth and development rests with the Ministry of Information and Culture as it must plan to mainstream both sectors into a monolithic entity to galvanize national economic development. The effort is in line with the understanding that no nation can really excel without the inclusion of its cultural and tourism parameters in state affairs. Fortunately for the Ministry, cultural tourism had long been identified as Nigeria's area of high comparative advantage.
Tharisapalli plates granted to Saint Thomas Christians by South Indian Chera ruler Sthanu Ravi Varma testify that merchant guilds and trade corporations played a very significant role in the economy and social life during the Kulasekhara period of Kerala, India. The inscription shown, is a Sanskrit invocation of Lord Shiva.
The combination of protectionistimport-substitutionFabian socialismand social democratic -inspired policies governed India for sometime after the end of British rule.
The economy was then characterised by extensive regulation, protectionismpublic ownership of large monopolies, pervasive corruption and slow growth.
Evidence of well-planned streets, a drainage system and water supply reveals their knowledge of urban planningwhich included the first-known urban sanitation systems and the existence of a form of municipal government.
Both the Malabar and Coromandel Coasts were the sites of important trading centres from as early as the first century BC, used for import and export as well as transit points between the Mediterranean region and southeast Asia.
Historians Tapan Raychaudhuri and Irfan Habib claim this state patronage for overseas trade came to an end by the thirteenth century AD, when it was largely taken over by the local Parsi, Jewish, Syrian Christian and Muslim communities, initially on the Malabar and subsequently on the Coromandel coast.
These traders built a Hindu templewhich suggests commerce was active and prosperous for Indians by the 17th century. Villages paid a portion of their agricultural produce as revenue to the rulers, while their craftsmen received a part of the crops at harvest time for their services.
Silver coin of the Gupta dynasty5th century AD. Mughal era — See also: Muslin trade in Bengal and Economy of the Kingdom of Mysore The Indian economy was large and prosperous under the Mughal Empireup until the 18th century.
The Mughal economy functioned on an elaborate system of coined currency, land revenue and trade.
Gold, silver and copper coins were issued by the royal mints which functioned on the basis of free coinage. Key industries included textilesshipbuildingand steeland processed exports included cotton textiles, yarnsthreadsilkjute products, metalwareand foods such as sugaroils and butter.
Indeed, at the beginning of the 20th century, "the brightest jewel in the British Crown" was the poorest country in the world in terms of per capita income. The British East India Company, following their conquest of Bengal inhad forced open the large Indian market to British goods, which could be sold in India without tariffs or dutiescompared to local Indian producers who were heavily taxedwhile in Britain protectionist policies such as bans and high tariffs were implemented to restrict Indian textiles from being sold there, whereas raw cotton was imported from India without tariffs to British factories which manufactured textiles from Indian cotton and sold them back to the Indian market.
It also established a system of railways and telegraphs, a civil service that aimed to be free from political interference, a common-law and an adversarial legal system. However, at the end of colonial rule, India inherited an economy that was one of the poorest in the developing world,  with industrial development stalled, agriculture unable to feed a rapidly growing population, a largely illiterate and unskilled labour force, and extremely inadequate infrastructure.
Subsequently, the policy of discriminating protection where certain important industries were given financial protection by the statecoupled with the Second World War, saw the development and dispersal of industries, encouraging rural—urban migration, and in particular the large port cities of BombayCalcutta and Madras grew rapidly.
Economic historian Prasannan Parthasarathi presented earnings data which showed real wages and living standards in 18th century Bengal and Mysore being higher than in Britain, which in turn had the highest living standards in Europe. Licence Raj Indian economic policy after independence was influenced by the colonial experience, which was seen as exploitative by Indian leaders exposed to British social democracy and the planned economy of the Soviet Union.
Steel, mining, machine tools, telecommunications, insurance, and power plants, among other industries, were effectively nationalised in the mids.
Figures are inflation-adjusted to International Geary-Khamis dollars. They expected favourable outcomes from their strategy, involving the rapid development of heavy industry by both public and private sectorsand based on direct and indirect state intervention, rather than the more extreme Soviet-style central command system.
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