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Inglorious empire : what the British did to India, Shashi Tharoor

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Inglorious empire : what the British did to India
Title
Inglorious empire
Title remainder
what the British did to India
Statement of responsibility
Shashi Tharoor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1956-
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Tharoor, Shashi
Dewey number
  • 954'.03
  • 954'.03
  • 954.03
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin history
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  • India
  • India
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • History
Label
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India, Shashi Tharoor
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Publication
Note
Originally published: as An era of darkness. New Delhi: Aleph, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780141987149
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780141987149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India, Shashi Tharoor
Publication
Note
Originally published: as An era of darkness. New Delhi: Aleph, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780141987149
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780141987149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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