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

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
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What the British did to India
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
'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. 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. 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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Summary
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
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10603551
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YDX
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1956-
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Tharoor, Shashi
Dewey number
954.03
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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India
Target audience
adult
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what the British did to India
Label
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India, Shashi Tharoor
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Publication
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Originally publishd as 'An era of darkness: the British Empire in India'. New Delhi : Aleph Book Coampny, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1.The Looting of India -- 2.Did the British Give India Political Unity? -- 3.Democracy, the Press, the Parliamentary System and the Rule of Law -- 4.Divide Et Impera -- 5.The Myth of Enlightened Despotism -- 6.The Remaining Case for Empire -- 7.The (Im)Balance Sheet: A Coda -- 8.The Messy Afterlife of Colonialism
Control code
000059659831
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxix, 295 pages
Isbn
9781849048088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960278064
Label
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India, Shashi Tharoor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally publishd as 'An era of darkness: the British Empire in India'. New Delhi : Aleph Book Coampny, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.The Looting of India -- 2.Did the British Give India Political Unity? -- 3.Democracy, the Press, the Parliamentary System and the Rule of Law -- 4.Divide Et Impera -- 5.The Myth of Enlightened Despotism -- 6.The Remaining Case for Empire -- 7.The (Im)Balance Sheet: A Coda -- 8.The Messy Afterlife of Colonialism
Control code
000059659831
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxix, 295 pages
Isbn
9781849048088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960278064

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