Drain Theory

  Dadabhai Naoroji: ‘Poverty in India’ (1876) He claimed that the drain of wealth and capital from the country which started after 1757 was responsible for absence of development in India. Drain was done through trade, industry and finance Two elements of the drain That arising from the remittances by European officials of their savings, … Read more

Wegner’s Continental Drift Theory

    Alfred Wegner was a German Meteorologist in the early 1900s who studied ancient climates. Like most people, the jigsaw puzzle appearance of the Atlantic continental margins caught his attention. He put together the evidence of ancient glaciations and the distribution of fossil to formulate a theory that the continents have moved over the … Read more

Continental Drift Theory – Tectonics

  The continental drift theory is the theory that once all the continents were joined in a super-continent, which scientists call Pangaea. Over a vast period of time, the continents drifted apart to their current locations. Alfred Wegener first supported continental drift. Wegener’s explanation of continental drift in 1912 was that drifting occurred because of … Read more

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