About the Event
The multi-award-winning historian presents The Anarchy, a cautionary tale of the rise of the East India Company, a vast and ruthless private army, perpetrators of one of the most supreme acts of corporate violence in world history.
Dalrymple’s award-winning books include In Xanadu, City of Djinns, Age of Kali, Nine Livesand The Last Mughal.
This event is live and there will be a Q&A afterwards.
About the Book
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date:10 Sep 2019
The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.