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May

Hay Festival: William Dalrymple on The Anarchy

The multi-award-winning historian William Dalrymple, presents The Anarchy, a cautionary tale of the rise of the East India Company.

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Saturday 30th May, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

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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

The Anarchy
The Anarchy

William Dalrymple

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date:10 Sep 2019

ISBN:9781408864371

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.