on 26 May 2009
This interesting book deals with the British legacy to the Indian after our withdrawal in 1947.It is not surprising there is a continuing British influence in this area as it was first controled by the East India Company and latterly by the British government over several centuries.
Although some of the actions of Britain could not be condoned it did unify the continentand put an end to continual local disputes.
The author after giving the historical background covers the British legacy in trade,the armed services,religion,infrastructure,leisure and education all of which retain a strong British legacy and it must not be forgotten the vital importance of English.
The text is well written and interesting with the exception of the epilogue where the author gets tied in knots over England,Scotland and Ireland.I think he was trying to be amusing but it didnt come off.
The pictures and illustrations are adequate.