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The Anarchy : The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

The Anarchy : The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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By William Dalrymple (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 576 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408864395
Published: 3 Sep 2020
Weight: 534g
Dimensions: 130 x 197 x 42 (mm)

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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