Inglorious Empire By Shashi Tharoor PDF Free Download



Inglorious Empire By Shashi Tharoor PDF Free Download


Inglorious Empire Book PDF Free Download By Shashi Tharoor

The book differs from the speech in some crucial respects. It is not about reparations, for one thing. My speech led up to that argument because that was the topic the Oxford Union had announced, not because I was personally wedded to the case for reparations. I was convinced about the wrongs inflicted on colonial subjects by the British empire, but I suggested that India should be content with a symbolic reparation of one pound a year, payable for 200 years to atone for 200 years of imperial rule. I felt that atonement was the point a simple 'sorry' would do as well rather than cash. Indeed, the attempt by one Indian commentator, Minhaz Merchant, to compute what a fair sum of reparations would amount to, came up with a figure so astronomical $3 trillion in today's money that no one could ever reasonably be expected to pay it. The sum would be larger than Britain's entire GDP in 2015. This book is also not about British colonialism as a whole, but simply about India's experience of it. This is partially because discussing the history of British colonialism, as the speakers at the Oxford Union did, would have made for a huge and unwieldy book, but also because I don’t know enough about it, whereas Indian history 1s a field I have delved into since my student days.





BookInglorious Empire                     
AuthorShashi Tharoor
LanguageEnglish
Pages332
Size1.7 MB
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CategoryEnglish Book, History
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