The Theft of India: The European Conquests of India, 1498-1765

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The Theft of India: The European Conquests of India, 1498-1765

The Theft of India The European Conquests of India In the three centuries that followed Vasco da Gama s discovery of the sea route from Europe to India European powers made a beeline for India s fabled riches its spices gold and gems Though they os

  • Title: The Theft of India: The European Conquests of India, 1498-1765
  • Author: Roy Moxham
  • ISBN: 9789352640904
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the three centuries that followed Vasco da Gama s discovery of the sea route from Europe to India, European powers made a beeline for India s fabled riches, its spices, gold and gems Though they ostensibly came for trade and commerce and the thrill of discovering a new land, the lines between exploration and exploitation soon blurred The Theft of India documents the iIn the three centuries that followed Vasco da Gama s discovery of the sea route from Europe to India, European powers made a beeline for India s fabled riches, its spices, gold and gems Though they ostensibly came for trade and commerce and the thrill of discovering a new land, the lines between exploration and exploitation soon blurred The Theft of India documents the intense rivalry for spoils that played out between the British, the French, the Dutch and the Portuguese and the impact this had on Indians It details the political intrigue, the agreements and the betrayals, the oppression, swindling and greed of these foreign powers as they each tried to strengthen their grip on this vast and exotic land Roy Moxham s work, though, is no dry study of textual materials Through probing research, he unearths eyewitness accounts and memoirs from the era Moxham supplements these with an exhaustive study of academic works on the subject The result is an unflattering picture of the civilized West as it systematically strips India of its riches.

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    1. Raghu on said:

      On Colonialism, standard textbook history paints a story of Europeans ostensibly coming to India, lured by its wealth of spices, gems and gold. It says that they came for trade, commerce, exploration, adventure and discovery. Author Roy Moxham puts this proposition to deeper analysis. He subjects it to the test of veracity by delving into eyewitness accounts, memoirs, journals and travelogues of both Europeans and Indians, who lived through those times. He supplements it by looking into academic [...]

    2. Ekita Parmar on said:

      The Theft of India narrates the tales of horrible suffering imposed on Indians by European invaders who arrived after Vasco De Gama's discivery

    3. Sajith Kumar on said:

      There are a few incidents in history which don’t make much immediate impact as and when they unfold, but which later turn out to be world-shattering in its long-term consequences. One such event is the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror in 1453. This won’t have made much of an impact had it occurred two centuries earlier, when Europe was still tired of the futile crusades and laboring in the Dark Ages. But the fall of the great city came at a moment when Europe was on the cus [...]

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