on all orders of $79 or more

$10 OFF your purchase of $150 or more!
Use coupon code MONDAY in checkout.

The Making of India The Untold Story of British Enterprise

, by
The Making of India The Untold Story of British Enterprise by Lalvani, Kartar, 9781472924827
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9781472924827 | 1472924827
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/24/2016
  • Rent Book


  • Buy New Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours


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 India`s 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.

You might also enjoy...

Please wait while the item is added to your bag...