How opium trade funded the British Empire

The British empire and the massive strides made by the United Kingdom in the age of colonization was built on the trade of opium that had a lasting effect on India and China. Journalists Nilanjan and Prabir Purkayastha, and author Thomas Manuel talk about the past and present of opium trade

October 19, 2021 by Newsclick

Senior journalist Nilanjan talks to Thomas Manuel, author of “Opium Inc.: How A Global Drug Trade Funded The British Empire,” and Prabir Purkayastha, editor-in-chief of NewsClick, about the history of the opium trade.