While I found that I learned a lot about how and why the British were in India I also felt I really was seeing only one side of the story. This is a thoroughly researched volume of the Brit's domination and eventual release of one of their many conquered countries. The Brits did bring many improvements such as education I can't help but wonder to how much detriment. Nowhere do I see an improvement in culture except for the Brits themselves. I would have liked to learn a bit more about the Indians and their views. But this is titled Raj:The Making and Unmaking of British India and not A History of India. I will admit it's a complex history and well written.What I mainly glean from this book is that war is an organized form of theft.