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Inglorious Empire, Tharoor,  Shashi
Inglorious Empire
Shashi Tharoor

Paperback $32.99 - Scribe Publications
History - Published: 31/Jul/2017 - ISBN: 9781925322576

Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India - revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India. In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation. British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes on and demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial 'gift' - from the railways to the rule of law - was designed in Britain's interests alone.

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