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Inglorious Empire

What the British Did to India
Lu par : Shashi Tharoor
Durée : 10 h et 33 min
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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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  • 24/07/2018

Excellent.

An intricate crash course on the British Empire from the very brilliant Shashi Tharoor. A must read for every Indian & for any one interested in Colonial Geo Politics.

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  • Bharadhwajan S
  • 06/06/2018

Simply awesome

Well researched, very well written and narration is one of the best one would ever listen to in english. This audio book made me look forward to my daily commute and appreciate traffic delays :-).

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  • akshyata naidu
  • 28/01/2019

Really cool

I didn't feel it was baised. it covers all the angles! Must read for youngsters!

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  • 18/09/2018

Must hear. Don't miss.

Must hear. In fact this has prompted me to consider reading the book. Well presented by the author.

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  • Kainene
  • 15/09/2018

Must be part of all Indian and British curriculum

Why we get only half assed stories about the greatest conquest of our country in schools? Mr Tharoor is right on we Indians forgive and forget easily. We should forgive but not forget. Never forget.
I felt like I needed a punching bag when listening to this audiobook, it really makes me angry at the wrong doings. Our present we owe to our history, so please don’t tell me that’s all in the past. Thank you.

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  • Santhosh Koshy George
  • 23/06/2018

Awesome book by Dr. Tharoor

The book is so detailed about the times of the British Raj. It was really great to hear the history during the time in Shashi's own voice.

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  • Mark
  • 12/12/2018

Dont recommend. it doesn't worth your money & time

Author just speaks out his political agenda. It's always easy to blame others for your miseries. This is very insidious as it may provoke hatred towards other nations.
Author hasn't said anything new in this book: just pieces of statistics in which I doubt.

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  • Onkar Patil
  • 04/09/2018

Must read for everyone

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.