Shashi Tharoor - An Era of Darkness

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Titel: An Era of Darkness
ISBN: 9789383064656
Uitgever: Aleph
Bijzonderheden: Goed, 2016, Gekartonneerd met stofomslag, 333p
Prijs: € 6,00
Verzendkosten: € 5,50 (binnen Nederland)
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\"Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction of the Indian textile, steel-making and shipping industries, and the negative transformation of agriculture, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule, including democracy and political freedom, the rule of law, and the railways. The few unarguable benefits the English language, tea, and cricket were never actually intended for the benefit of the colonized but introduced to serve the interests of the colonizers. Brilliantly narrated and passionately argued, An Era of Darkness will serve to correct many misconceptions about one of the most contested periods of Indian history.\"--Publisher description.
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