The Erosion of a Relationship: India and Britain Since 1960

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The Erosion of a Relationship: India and Britain Since 1960

By Michael Lipton and John Firn
Oxford University Press (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs), 1976
427 pp. $32.50
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These economists thoroughly trace the route by which a former great power and its one-time colony went their separate ways, and wistfully propose new approaches to reverse the trend. The task is more Sisyphean than the authors admit.