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0141987146
Paperback:Inglorious empire : what the British did to India / Shashi Tharoor:2018 Paperback Inglorious empire : what the British did to India / Shashi Tharoor
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Author: Tharoor, Shashi
Year: 2018
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 954.03
Publisher: Penguin Books, [2018]
ISBN: 0141987146 9780141987149
Control number 0141987146
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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 cannon, 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. He goes on to show how Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry.
India, History, British occupation, 1765-1947
India, Economic conditions
India, Foreign relations, Great Britain
Great Britain, Foreign relations, India
HIS, History
Series title: Penguin history
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Hardback:Inglorious empire, what the British did to India:2017 Hardback
Author: Tharoor, Shashi
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 954.03
Publisher: Hurst & Company
288 pages (hbk)
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