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    • Inglorious Empire

    • What the British Did to India
    • By: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannons, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalized 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" was designed in Britain's interests alone.

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    • Inglorious Empire

    • What the British Did to India
    • By: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism and caused millions to die from starvation.

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    • By Anonymous User on 07-24-18

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    • An Era of Darkness

    • The British Empire in India
    • By: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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    In this explosive book, best-selling author 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, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule.

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    • By Nihal Fernandes on 05-27-17

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    • India Shastra

    • Reflections on the Nation in Our Time
    • By: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Shriram Iyer
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
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    There are signs that the nation is moving in directions that will benefit its people - the economy has begun to revive, its foreign policy appears to be purposefully pursuing a visible place in the world, and polls show that a significant percentage of the nation's youth are optimistic about the future. At the same time, there are serious concerns about the rise of majoritarianism and religious fundamentalism (often, this is one and the same thing) and a disquieting intolerance of free speech, dissent and religious freedom.

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