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Inglorious Empire

(2017)
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In the 18th 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. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannons, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalized 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. He goes on to show how Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialization and the destruction of its textile industry.

In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain's stained Indian legacy.



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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-947534-29-7 / 978-1-947534-29-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
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ISBN: 1-84904-808-8 / 978-1-84904-808-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
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Title: Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 0-14-198714-6 / 978-0-14-198714-9 (UK edition)
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Title: Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
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Title: Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
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Title: Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
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Title: Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
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