Those acquainted with the author's other writings will welcome his latest contribution to the discussion of the burning Indian problem. Few people are as well equipped to speak authoritatively on the question, and even fewer have the broad human sympathy and understanding which are evident in all Sir Francis' books. In this particular volume he reviews the whole history of the British rule in India, striking a fair balance between extreme enthusiasm on the one hand and out and out condemnation on the other. The reader will find here a most illuminating discussion of the problem's religious and philosophical sides, which are all too apt to elude the attention of the casual observer. As a matter of fact, this book stands quite apart from the mass of loose writing about India which is constantly pouring from the press. It can be warmly recommended to those who feel the need of more than a few catch-words and generalities.
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