The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

by William Dalrymple

£10.99


History & Biography

Paperback

9781408864395

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published September 2020

Books > Biography > History

The Times History Book of the Year

Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction2019

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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