Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India
by Shashi Tharoor
Editor: Scribe Publications
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Little glorious Empire tells the true story of English in India – from the arrival of the Company of Indies to the end of Raj – revealing how Great Britain’s rise was built on its looting of IndiaIn the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe.In 1947, after two centuries of British domination, it declined sixfold.Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew out the rebels of the cannon, which massacred unarmed demonstrators entrenched racism institutionalized, and caused millions to starve to death.British imperialism itself justified that enlightened despotism for the benefit of governance, but Shashi Tharoor takes on and defeats this post, showing how every so-called imperial ” gift ” – the rule of law railways was conceived in Great Britain only interestsIt shows how the British Industrial Revolution was founded on India’s de-industrialization and destruction of its textile industry.In this bold and incisive re-evaluation of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to the devastating effect of the little reality of Great Britain’s Indian stained glass heritageHis writing is delightful and rarely misses its target, a Tharoor should be applauded for attacking an incredibly divergent object, it deserves to be read.Indians are not the only ones who need to remember that the empire has a lot to answer forLiterary Review’ Tharoor is impassioned polemical polemic slices of right in the heart of the darkness that readers of all empiresEnergetic, persuasive and frank, he demolished him Raj of nostalgia, exposing the dark, and high, the cost of the British Empire to his former subjects.Essential ReadingNilanjana Roy, Financial Times’ Brilliant a burning indictment against Raj and its impact on Indiaa Mandatory reading for all Anglophiles in the former British colonies, and must be a textbook in Great Britain.Salil Tripathi, Chairman of the Writers’ Committee in Prison, International PEN, and author of The Colonel, Who Do Not Repent,
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