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The Anarchy

The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

William Dalrymple

The story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country.In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army.The creation of this new g...
Publish Date
September 10
Goodreads rating
Jan 06, 2020
Anyone who thinks there’s much good to say about the British Empire should read @DalrympleWill’s brilliant book on the East India Company. A long tale of plunder, extortion, war & murder Maybe the ‘dominions’ are different, but not for indigenous peoples of Australia & N Zealand     source
Aug 16, 2019
William Dalrymple is one the best storytellers of our time. His new book about the east India company is impossible to put down. A must read about the pillaging of a nation     source
Sep 20, 2019
A great Book How British Looted Us     source
Feb 08, 2020
A great book. A must read     source