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Description - Macaulay by Zareer Masani

Thomas Macaulay always inspired both admiration and hostility. He introduced English education to India, creating a class of westernised Indians often reviled as 'Macaulay's children', but today many former 'Untouchables' literally worship him as their liberator from caste tyranny.

This biography gives a vivid insight into one of the towering intellects of Victorian Britain- a brilliant, complex, self-made man, who rose from middle-class origins to the highest circles of the world's largest empire. We follow his meteoric journey from child prodigy to Whig parliamentary orator, then imperial administrator and liberal reformer in India, and later Cabinet minister, revered elder statesman and famed historian back in Britain.

Zareer Masani reclaims Macaulay as a pioneer of globalisation based on the English language and Western values. A strong advocate of liberal interventionism across the globe, he was the ideological precursor of today's Western military interventions in the world's trouble-spots.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099587026
ISBN-10: 0099587025
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Zareer Masani

Zareer Masani has an Oxford history doctorate and is the author of four previous books- Indira Gandhi- A Biography, Indian Tales of the Raj and India from Raj to Rajiv. He spent two decades as a current affairs producer for the BBC and is now a freelance journalist and broadcaster, dividing his time between London and Bombay. A Macaulay child himself, he is the son of the late Indian politician Minoo Masani and grandson of the eminent historian Sir Rustom Masani.

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