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.

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple

  • ISBN 9781408864395

    Pages: 522

    H: 19.8cm W: 13cm  D: 4.2cm