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The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprise (Paperback)
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The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprise (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 11/07/2019
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The story of The Making of India begins in the seventeenth century, when a small seafaring island, one tenth the size of the Indian subcontinent, despatched sailing ships over 11,000 miles on a five-month trading journey in search of new opportunities. In the end they helped build a new nation. The sheer audacity and scale of such an endeavour, the courage and enterprise, have no parallel in world history. This book is the first to assess in a single volume almost all aspects of Britain's remarkable contribution in providing India with its lasting institutional and physical infrastructure, which continues to underpin the world's largest democracy in the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472951205
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Bracingly controversial ... I defy anyone with a modicum of open-mindedness not to read The Making Of India and concede, however grudgingly, that [the author] just might have a point * Daily Mail *
Dr Lalvani has laid a new foundation for our understanding of how the wide ranging infrastructure provided by the British helped prepare India for its transformation into a 21st-century power. * Professor David Heymann, Chatham House *
Remarkable for its scholarship, readability and message. * Andrew Roberts, historian, visiting Professor King's College London, author of Napoleon the Great *
Absolutely excellent: informative, well argued and passionate. This book contains the seeds of future Anglo-Indian cooperation. * Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister *
Elegant, fair and extremely well written. I am delighted that the other side of the story is being told, as it deserves to be. * Martin Bell, British UNICEF Ambassador, former MP and war reporter *
This is a courageous and meticulously researched book. It challenges the fashionably negative view of the impact of the Raj on India. Dr Lalvani makes the positive case with conviction and scholarship. * Sir Vince Cable, former British Cabinet Minister *
I fully concur with Dr Lalvani that Indians should be grateful for some of the permanent blessings of colonial rule, which only the unique attributes of the British could have conferred on us. A highly educated author belonging to the brave Sikh community should declare the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. * Professor Ram Jethmalani, MP Former Indian Cabinet Minister of Judiciary and Company Law and Chairman of the Bar Council of India *
Dr Lalvani is a mover and a shaker. This remarkably scholarly book will turn old ways of thinking upside down. * Joanna Lumley, actress, author and activist *
Dr Lalvani shows his love of both countries in a generous, heart-warming contribution to our history. This book will be a bright star to which we can turn for the authoritative alternative version of how the British helped India. * Baroness Harris, House of Lords *
Extremely well judged, factually accurate, with a wealth of fascinating material ... This book adds hugely to our knowledge. * Anil Seal, Founder of The Cambridge School of Indian History *
An equally wonderful and thought-provoking book that drips with complexity -- Michael Duggan * Catholic Herald, Books of the Year 2016 *

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