Hitchens concludes that the Memsahibs did the Limey's in - when it comes to their Raj. While I am no fan of English men - I have to confess they are marginally better than English women.
The identity constructed for the British (mis)rule in India is one of the gallant Englishman fighting hard to keep the libidinous natives at bay. It is the start of their racism. Until the Memsahib came along these guys were content to merely loot the wealth - a secular loot if you will
Interestingly, the Engish media in India has recently gone nuts trying to find raped tourists in India - or inventing raped tourists where they are not found. Guess whose identity they have inherited?