Published on 2 Mar 2017 Sections ,

MP Shashi Tharoor on the consequences of Britain’s imperial past

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Indian MP Shashi Tharoor on┬áhis new book – from colonial misdeeds to their echoes today.

‘Britain destroyed India through looting, expropriation – and outright theft – all conducted in a spirit of deep racism and amoral cynicism.’ A blistering critique of our colonialist past by a man who was once one of the world’s leading diplomats. Shashi Tharoor, now an Indian MP – has just published his latest book on the iniquities of the British Empire. And its themes have echoes today.