The real Raj

Print edition : April 14, 2017

The British, it is argued, not only destroyed the land and economy but also deprived Indians of their dignity.

In this photograph taken in 1943, Prime Minister Winston Churchill outside 10 Downing Street in London. He wanted to let Mahatma Gandhi die when he started his fast at the Aga Khan Palace. Photo: AFP

Millions of people died in the Bengal famine of 1943.

Shashi Tharoor counters with remarkable finesse and fairness the best arguments of the defenders of the Raj to expose the deliberate destruction of India’s industry, especially the textile industry, and the transfer of money to Britain.
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