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The Anarchy – William Dalrymple on The Rise and Fall of the East India Company

William Dalrymple

59 mins watch time

Posted August 2020

History

How did one of the world’s most magnificent empires disintegrate and come to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, answerable only to its shareholders? Esteemed historian William Dalrymple tells a story of shocking violence and ruthlessness, one that shaped Britain’s place in the world for centuries to come; how an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational corporation subdued the entire subcontinent.