Shashi Tharoor on Brexit's implicit Empire-ical nostalgia

Apr 13, 2017, 03:00 AM

Beyond being a politician, Shashi Tharoor is also a viral video star. His impassioned speech at the Oxford Union Society, in which he argued that Britain owes India reparations as compensation for the Empire’s colonial atrocities, has accumulated almost four million views and most recently he has made waves with his book 'Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India'. We brought the former UN diplomat and current Indian MP on to discuss the UK's historical amnesia and its relationships to commonwealth nations post-Brexit.

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