Before leaving India, the British made sure a united India would not be possible.
Shashi Tharoor is an elected member of India's parliament and chairs its Foreign Affairs Committee. He is the prize-winning author of sixteen books, ... including, most recently, Inglorious Empire: What the British Did To India.
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