Golden era of Indian history after independence is something people look at in different way. Few people feel the era when Smt. Indira Gandhi was Indian prime minister of India . Few thinks otherwise, because during that time only India faced a stigma of riot between Hinduies and Sikhs.
There are few parameter that can be used to measure the best period of any country during a specific phase .
One of them is undoubtedly is growth rate of GDP .
We we have a better look of world bank data, We can safely that the period of Mrs. Gandhi was not at faring well in that front