Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing (1 September 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 576 pages
ISBN-10 : 1408864398
ISBN-13 : 978-1408864395
'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.