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very important, very well researched, but slightly soporific,
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This review is from: From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia (Hardcover)
This book is obviously very important, a reply to all those who have insisted over the last two centuries what a wonder and blessing Western imperialism has been for the rest of the world. So much has been left out of us Westerners' point of view that Mr. Mishra must start from almost zero and place layer on layer of details to make his simple point to us: Asians didn't appreciate it, or fall for it, not in the least.