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Inglorious Empire: What The British Did To India by Shashi Tharoor

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

Shashi Tharoor

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 2 Mar 2017
ISBN: 9781849048088

Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj - revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India.

5 stars out of 5
31 May 2020

"discounts any romantic notions of colonisation"

Inglorious Empire firmly discounts any romantic notions of colonisation in taking India as its subject. Published in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, it documents the systematic subjugation of a country whose share of the world economy at the start of the 18th century was 23 per cent, a figure which had plummeted to 3 per cent by the time the British left. As Britain reassesses its imperial fantasies, this book is an urgent read.