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This microbook is a summary/original review based on the book: An Ara of Darkness : The history of the British empire in India
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“An Era of the Darkness,” by Shashi Tharoor, serves to remind modern Indians that British colonialism was a story of oppression, suffering, loot, and destruction. The East India Company policies annihilated the thriving textile, shipping, shipbuilding, tea, jute, and steel industries and reduced India to a poverty-stricken, uneducated, religiously divided, and famine-affected nation.
Shashi Tharoor is a former diplomat and writer who is currently serving as a member of Parliament in India. Runner-up in the 2006 United Nations selection for secretary-general, his articles are available in outlets such as Time and Newsweek magazines, The Washington Post, an... (Read more)
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