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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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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From Amazon
Cataloging source
JBI
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tharoor, Shashi
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • India
  • India
Label
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India, Shashi Tharoor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-287) 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
Control code
1950042
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781947534292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781947534292
  • (OCoLC)1032828916
Label
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India, Shashi Tharoor
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-287) 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
Control code
1950042
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781947534292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781947534292
  • (OCoLC)1032828916

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