Before independence, people of Hindu and Muslim religion lived in India before independence, there was no dispute in these two religions. During the British era, India used to trade in the world. The spices produced in India were sold in markets all over the world. Before independence, inflation was very low in India, at that time, one kilogram of sugar came in forty pounds.
Apart from this, the radio was used for ten paisa and for 18 rupees air travel from Delhi to Lucknow could be done. Before independence, modern equipments in India were very few, in which more people were employed in India, as well as many small industries in India were present in huge quantities.
There was very little unemployment in India. Prior to independence, there was a shortage of vehicles in India, due to which most people of India used to travel on foot. During the British era, agricultural equipment in India was present in very small quantities.
Because of that, the whole farming was dependent on animals and humans in that era. Prior to independence, chemical substances were used in very small quantities in the fields due to which people were less ill. News source: The Book of Indian History.