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  • Inglorious Empire

  • What the British Did to India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Lion Who Wrote...

  • By Tushar on 26-12-18

A book worth reading.

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Reviewed: 10-04-19

One of the best book on British colonialism I've ever come across. Every Indian should read this book, one must have the knowledge of their past and this book does the job.

  • 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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

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 Gokul U. on 15-03-19

A must read book

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Reviewed: 10-01-19

This book is simply amazing, and beautifully written. Covered almost all the aspects of British Colonialism in India.