The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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Here, historian William Dalrymple tells the timely and cautionary tale of the rise of the East India Company and one of the most supreme acts of corporate violence in world history.

ISBN: 9781408864395 Author: Dalrymple, William Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 3rd September 2020 Imprint: Bloomsbury Cover: Paperback Dewey: 954.031 (edition:23) Pages: xli, 522 , 48 unnumbered of plates Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , , ,

THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR‘Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India ? A book of beauty‘ – Gerard DeGroot, The TimesIn 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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