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Book Review | The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, And The Pillage Of An Empire

Book Review | The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, And The Pillage Of An Empire

This remarkable book paints a pretty direct picture of the East India Company and India of the bygone era

OT Staff
October 20 , 2019
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It may be his most ambitious project to date, but William Dalrymple masterfully rose to challenge and succeeded. The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, And The Pillage Of An Empire is, first and foremost, a story of caution. What is spelt out in the book is truly remarkable, the cunning genius of a corporate that bought a whole nation to heel; opening the doors for the British Crown to move in and take over. It narrates what may be the greatest consolidation of power ever—of the vast kingdoms of India, with its various rulers and people against no more than 35 people ruling from far-away London. The glaring message is not lost, for we seldom remember the lessons that history teaches us. In the era of capitalism, we must remember these conglomerates, their intentions and power, and what they may do to the general mass.


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nothing has changed - one illiterate itallian has ruled India for ten years of MMS govt.
dk k October 25 , 2019

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