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作       者:Jon Wilson

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster UK

出版时间:2016-08-25

字       数:101.9万

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While turning Bombay’s home for old European sailors into a legislative assembly in January 1928, labourers came across patches of red dust. The dust was the disintegrated remains of the city’s first English residents. Now 200 metres inland, workers had dug into a graveyard that once stood on the desolate promontory of Mendham’s Point, looking out over crashing waves and shipwrecks. There, senior English officers had been buried in elaborate tombs, but the bones of clerks and soldiers, the ordinary English functionaries of empire, were thrown in a shallow grave under a big slab of stone. Corpses were quickly dug out by jackals ‘burrowing in the ground like rabbits’, according to one account. Even the clergy were buried in common graves, with Bombay’s first five priests thrown together in one hole. The cemetery was ‘more terrible to a sick Bombaian than the Inquisition to a heretic’, one observer wrote. By 1928, the cemetery had been entirely forgotten.
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Cover

Epigraph

Dedication

Preface: Facts on the Ground

1. Society of Societies

2. Trading with Ghosts

3. Forgotten Wars

4. Passion at Plassey

5. New Systems

6. Theatres of Anarchy

7. The Idea of Empire

8. Fear and Trembling

9. The Making of Modern India

10. The Legalization of India

11. The Great Depression

12. Governments within Governments

13. Military Imperialism and the Indian Crowd

14. Cycles of Violence

15. The Great Delusion

List of Illustrations

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Index

About Jon Wilson

Copyright

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