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Inglorious Empire

What the British Did to India
Sprecher: Shashi Tharoor
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 33 Min.
Kategorien: English - History, World
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Inglorious Empire, written and read by Shashi Tharoor. 

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 sixfold. 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 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. 

In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain's stained Indian legacy. 

©2018 Shashi Tharoor (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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This book gives us real picture of how a glorified and renowned empire was mas murderer from inside. The India as country was almost demolished during the British rule, what has emerged is new hopeful nation which will thrive and triumph once again.