$38.99 + FREE Delivery
Only 2 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by AUS-BOOK-STORE.
$38.99 + FREE Delivery
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: GGN -Int'l Student Editions
Add to Cart
+ $14.98 delivery
Sold by: Amazon US
Add to Cart
FREE Delivery See details and conditions
Sold by: Amazon AU
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

AN ERA OF DARKNESS Hardcover – 11 Jan 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • +
  • Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
Total Price: $58.08
Buy the selected items together

FREE expedited delivery and up to 30% off RRP on select textbooks shipped and sold by Amazon AU.
Discount applied in prices displayed. Offer ends at 11:59 PM (AEDT) on 31 March 2020 or while stocks last. Shop now

Product details

Product description


Got my Kindle edition 2 days back & I'm so grateful that it cut short my wait by around 20 days. This is one book which falls in the unputdownable category (i had always thought that this term is absurd and exaggerated) but as i started reading An Era of Darkness ,I just couldn't Stop reading.This generation knows so little about history apart from what we mugup for our history exams.This book categorically dispels some wrong notions that some might have been holding to, also it awakens you to a painful realisation of facts that history books dont dwelve into and leaves you with many whatifs.It is a must read for each and every full blooded Indian.It strikes a patriotic chord and leaves you humbled and saddened at the same time.Id go to the extent of saying that this is his best book ever. --By deepali mohokar on 30 October 2016

Shashi Tharoor's 'An Era of Darkness' is brilliant. It is a solid extension of his Oxford Speech which had gone viral, so anyone who's interested in forming more knowledge about the British Empire in India, this book could very well be their handbook. It is enlightening, lucid and unbiased. --By SB on 8 November 2016

Not a conventional history textbook! An Era of Darkness wonderfully enlightens us about various facets of India s ignored glorious past and simultaneously argues how the scandalous Raj robbed us of it. Every young Indian must read. --By Ruhi on 9 November 2016

About the Author

Shashi Tharoor is the bestselling author of fifteen previous books, both fiction and non-fiction, besides being a noted critic and columnist. His books include the path-breaking satire The Great Indian Novel (1989), the classic India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), and most recently, India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in Our Time (2015). He was a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. He is a two-time member of the Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram and chairs Parliament s External Affairs Committee. He has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was honoured as New Age Politician of the Year (2010) by NDTV. He was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India s highest honour for overseas Indians.

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
3 customer ratings
5 star
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

3 customer reviews

17 November 2018
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
20 January 2020
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
19 January 2020
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 50 reviews
David Zetland
5.0 out of 5 stars We surely underestimate the damage of colonialism
28 January 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Raghu Nathan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Naked truth of the British Raj - it ruined India
6 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
161 people found this helpful