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The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprise

The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprise

by Kartar Lalvani

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781472924827
Pages: 448
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 12 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-16
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This exciting book moves beyond and against the current postcolonial orthodoxy. Instead of arguing that all colonization is wrong and inherently unjust, Dr. Kartar Lalvani argues that Britain made a crucial contribution in providing India with its lasting physical and institutional infrastructure which continues to underpin the world's largest democracy. The indisputable fact is that India as a nation, as it stands today, was originally put together and created by a small distant island nation. That India has endured as a democracy and a unified nation is thanks to the all important and fully functional infrastructure of an independent civil service and judiciary, a disciplined and apolitical army and a well drilled and efficient police force--all developed by an imperial power. This finally explodes the myth that all Indiàs problems are caused by outsiders' interference Dr. Kartar is himself Indian and is fully aware that his book will create great controversy, but it is a meticulously argued and researched history of the people of India since the 17th century.