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- THE THEFT OF INDIA: The European Conquests of India - 1498-1765
DetailsIn the three centuries that followed Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route from Europe to India, European powers made a beeline for India's fabled riches, its spices, gold and gems. Though they ostensibly came for trade and commerce and the thrill of discovering a new land, the lines between exploration and exploitation soon blurred.The Theft of India documents the intense rivalry for spoils that played out between the British, the French, the Dutch and the Portuguese and the impact this had on Indians. It details the political intrigue, the agreements and the betrayals, the oppression, swindling and greed of these foreign powers as they each tried to strengthen their grip on this vast and 'exotic' land. Roy Moxham's work, though, is no dry study of textual materials.Through probing research, he unearths eyewitness accounts and memoirs from the era. Moxham supplements these with an exhaustive study of academic works on the subject. The result is an unflattering picture of the 'civilized' West as it systematically strips India of its riches.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Roy Moxham is the author of Outlaw (2010), A Brief History of Tea (2009), The Great Hedge of India (2001) and many other books. He also taught and examined in the Institute of English Studies, University of London. He devotes most of his energy to writing and giving talks. He spends half his time in London and the other half travelling, principally in South and South-East Asia.
SKU Code PRK B 3223 Weight in Kg 0.1500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789352640904 Author Name Roy Moxham Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS