Inglorious Empire : What the British Did to India
by Shashi Tharoor
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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The Sunday Times, the Top 10 best-selling bestseller on the Indian experience of British colonialism, by internationally renowned author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor’ Tharoor’ Tharoor is impassioned polemic slices of right in the heart of the darkness that readers of all empiresexpose the dark, and high, cost of the British Empire for its old subjectsAn Essential Financial Reading Resumed in 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.The Empire blew the rebels out 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 demolishes 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 heritage
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