LISTENER

Nachiiketas

  • 2
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 2
  • ratings
  • An Era of Darkness

  • The British Empire in India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly researched and described

  • By Anonymous User on 15-03-19

Brilliant Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-19

one of the best books on british colonialism in India. Tharoor builds a comprehensive case

  • Shivaji

  • The Grand Rebel
  • Written by: Dennis Kincaid
  • Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

A great warrior and skilled administrator, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, better known as Shivaji, was the founder of the great Maratha Empire and one who instilled a sense of Maratha identity in his people. At a time when the Mughal Empire was at its zenith, Shivaji was the only one who dared to challenge the might of Emperor Aurangzeb. He steadily grew his army from a humble contingent of 2,000 soldiers to a force of 100,000.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life of a great king detailed in epic prose

  • By Gautham Shenoy on 12-01-19

Delightful Read. Highly recommend it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-19

An Englishman writing about Shivaji in such glowing terms and describing the major events of Shivaji Raja's life with such accuracy and flourish is amazing.