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Book Review: Shashi Tharoor. An Era of darkness: The British Empire in India. Aleph, 2016. (Hardcover) 333 pp. $14.77.

Gairola, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-1826-6339 (2017) Book Review: Shashi Tharoor. An Era of darkness: The British Empire in India. Aleph, 2016. (Hardcover) 333 pp. $14.77. South Asian Review, 38 (3). pp. 107-110.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/02759527.2017.12023352
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Abstract

Shashi Tharoor’s An Era of Darkness is a timely and welcome study that meticulously lays out the manipulative extraction in which the Raj engaged to make India’s GDP tumble from 23 percent to 3 percent after its plunder on the subcontinent concluded with a hasty exit. While the accessible tone, minute details, and overall argument render Tharoor’s book a formidable read, at times Tharoor seems short sighted on the sheer magnitude that the racialization and sexualisation of colonized people had on so- called British subjects...

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: South Asian Literary Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/52147
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