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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

…hroughout the 19th century.

"‘Sometimes, strolling through the ruins of earlier civilisations, we idly wonder what it must have been like to live through the end of one of them,' writes Ferdinand Mount at the end of The Tears of the Rajas. ‘Now we know for ourselves.'…"
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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2019 2:40 p.m. PST

I;m tired of this all of a sudden Holier than attitude on past History against Native peoples. yes it happened ..But it happened more frequently from Natives against Natives.
why are they not held to same level. Germans Genocide Hereros.But what about what the Hereros and Hottentots did to the BushmeN? ,Or Matabeles and Zulus against everyone. Current day Sierre leone,Rwanda,Liberia..Boko haram.etc..And as far as india goes..,remember the Black hole of Calcutta?,its cuts both ways. Anyway sorry for my speech. And keep posting Tango.thanx.

dbf167611 May 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

Whatever the headline of the review, "Tears of the Rajahs" is an excellent book. William Dalrymple, who wrote the review, has written some great books on 19th Century India, including "The Last Mughal", which is just about the best modern book covering the siege of Delhi.

goragrad11 May 2019 9:28 p.m. PST

As jurgenation notes, in many if not all of the cases, the East India Comapny and later the British were less capricious and bloody handed than the locals they took over from.

Of course if you want to look at 'war crimes' talk to the Irish about their treatment by the English over the centuries. Of course back in the day the Irish were less than pleasant neighbors.

Benito Champley12 May 2019 4:44 a.m. PST

Whatever, they all speak English…

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2019 5:50 a.m. PST

dbf1676 – I agree wholeheartedly re: Dalrymple, a very good author indeed.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2019 4:03 p.m. PST

Dude…! (smile)


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