The Anarchy The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

William Dalrymple

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THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR
FINALIST FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019

A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of IndiaA book of beautyGerard 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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ISBN – 9781408864395
Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 01/09/2020
Dimensions – 199mm X 131mm
Categories – The Modern Age

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