The Lion and the Tiger The Rise and Fall of the British Raj, 1600-1947 (Paperback)
|Author: Denis Judd|
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How did a few thousand people from a small, windswept island in the northern seas end up ruling a far distant subcontinent with a population of millions? Were the British in India intent on development or exploitation? Were they really the 'civilizing' influence they claimed? And what were Britain's greatest legacies - democracy and the rule of law, or cricket and an efficient railway system? Best-selling historian Denis Judd tells the epic story of the British impact upon India, capturing the essence of what the Raj really meant both for the British and their Indian subjects.
Denis Judd has written more than a dozen books on the British Empire, and has been a professor of history at the University of North London. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.