Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (Hardback)Shashi Tharoor (author)
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Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
'In Inglorious Empire, Shashi Tharoor documents the realities of the British empire in India and makes a compelling case for the need to acknowledge, and, atone for, these realities.'-- Book Riot, '14 Must-Read Indian History Books'
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