The Anarchy

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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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THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019

THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR

SHORTLISTED 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 India … A book of beauty’ – Gerard 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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Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781408864395

Author

Dalrymple, William

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Binding

Paperback

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