Posted on: 1 July 2011

Review Essay
Plain Tales From British India
Two new books exemplify the polarised debate: one claims the British Empire was comparable to slavery and fascism; while for the other, the Victorian administrators of the Indian Civil Service, far from being oppressive exploiters, in fact "represented the British Empire at its best and most altruistic".
- William Dalrymple

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Very interesting, thanks

Not a particularly good write up and quite missing in significant matters in the foreward context setting, however considering its Darymple, not too bad.

This article is four years old, and I believe it has been posted by RBSI before.

Pretty superficial. Why can't they get a historian to write this stuff?

@Ed you should do the write up! :-) I say this seriously.