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The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain
Many have told of the East India Company's extraordinary excesses in eighteenth-century India, of the plunder that made its directors fabulously wealthy and able to buy British land and titles, but this is only a fraction of the story. When one of these men--Warren Hastings--was put on trial by Edmund Burke, it brought the Company's exploits to the attention of the public. ...more
Hardcover, 389 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Belknap Press
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