The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

Author(s): William Dalrymple

History

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019

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'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India A book of beauty' o Gerard DeGroot, The Times
In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish a new administration in his richest provinces. Run by English merchants who collected taxes using a ruthless private army, this new regime saw the East India Company transform itself from an international trading corporation into something much more unusual- an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business.

William Dalrymple tells the remarkable story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.


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General Fields

  • : 9781408864395
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.532
  • : July 2020
  • : books

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  • : William Dalrymple
  • : Paperback
  • : Sep-20
  • : English
  • : 544