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.

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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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Weight 0.54 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 4.6 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xli, 522 , 48 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

954.031 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K