Bangalore International Centre had organised the Bangalore Book Discussion of the book “An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India” authored by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on Sunday, 18th December, 2016 at 6.00 PM at its auditorium. The event was chaired and moderated by Mr. Stanley Pinto.
Egged on skilfully, and often provocatively, by Stanley, Shashi outlined the details of several cases of skulduggery and looting by the British to systematically destroy the Indian economy ever since they came to India. He was suave, urbane and devastatingly frank in his assessment of the British. The overflowing audience was completely bowled over by the easy informality, charm and wit with which Stanley and Shashi interacted with each other, and later on with them, in laying bare the “Era of Darkness”