Perils of imperialism


I came to this book a sceptic, its very title indicating a stance rather than objective analysis. Indian by birth but British in nationality, I was not sure I wanted such a polarised view as, for a number of years now, I’ve felt loyalties shifting towards my adopted land—for the freedom I enjoy there as a woman and in sorrowful recognition of the fact that, all said and done, it is Britain that has given me my best opportunities. However, Shashi Tharoor’s writing—brisk and persuasive—had me rapt and has rendered me a convert.

Yes, I knew that, the British came essentially to trade before seeing how...Read More.

Source Weg Page : The New Indian Express


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