An Era of Darkness

Sun 30 September 2018 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"An Era of Darkness" sprung out of a popular lecture by Shashi Tharoor in London. This speech was appreciated by a lot of Indians even across the political spectrum but caused some stir amongst the English. To address these, the author deemed it fit to write a book as it served a better medium. The main argument of the book is that the English need to own up to the misdeeds of their colonial past and make reparations to the Indians. He primarily addresses the points of the English historians and Anglophiles who claim that the English gave a lot to India and it is India that should be grateful to Her Majesty.