The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
by 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...
Jan 06, 2020Anyone 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, 2019William 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