Illusions of empire: Amartya Sen on what British rule really did for India – podcast

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It is true that before British rule, India was starting to fall behind other parts of the world – but many of the arguments defending the Raj are based on serious misconceptions about India’s past, imperialism and history itself. By Amartya Sen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

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