Knihy, eBooky, eAudio, CD a DVD v cudzom jazyku.
Napíšte nám čo hľadáte
Eurobooks > Literatúra faktu > Populárna história > Inglorious Empire

Kniha: Inglorious Empire v anglickom jazyku

Obrázok - Inglorious Empire
Hodnotenie: 4
Počet hodnotení: 30



Názov: Inglorious Empire

ISBN: 9780141987149

Autor: Tharoor, Shashi

Vydavateľ: Penguin, 2018

Dostupnosť: vydanie sa pripravuje

Katalógová cena: 13.25
Cena pre Vás: 11.93
Ks

Popis

Text vydavateľa

Obsah

What the British Did to India


Kniha Inglorious Empire vychádza 01.02.2018

'Tharoor's impassioned polemic slices straight to the heart of the darkness that drives all empires ... laying bare the grim, and high, cost of the British Empire for its former subjects. An essential read' Financial Times

In the eighteenth 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.

British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes 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.

  • 288 strán

Máte otázku?

Neprehliadnite

Diskusia ku knihe : Inglorious Empire


Váš účet

Registrovať Prihlásiť

Kniha týždňa

Eurobooks na Facebooku

Facebook
Verified by Visa MasterCard SecureCode