'This powerful and persuasive book is must reading for anyone who wants to fathom the origins and contours of international inequality and conflict in our times.' - Professor John Adams, Center for Asian Studies, University of Virginia 'Everyone who believes that colonialism was good for the colonized people should read this book. [It] challenges the notion that global integration and an unfettered market transformed backward regions and modernized their society, economy and polity.' - Professor Keith Griffin, Department of Economics, University of California at Riverside
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About the Author
M. Shahid Alam is Professor of Economics at Northeastern University.