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


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ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal and NPR "Superb ... A vivid and richly detailed story ... worth reading by everyone." -- The New York Times Book Review From the bestselling author of Return of a King , 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 ...

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Dec 28, 2019

One of the best

For anyone seriously interested in what went on behind the scenes that led to the emergence of the East India Company and its rise to power in India, this book is a scholarly account of the events that would see Britain ruling India until 1947.

This work is no ordinary, dry history book. It is a fascinating read and entertaining as well and should appeal to the serious historian and the layman, especially as it is written in unpretentious language. The bits about Robert Clive (1725-1774) are a special treat.

In my view, this is one of the best history books published in 2019, though I would have preferred a different title.

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