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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2020 9:03 p.m. PST

… Violence and the Pillage of an Empire

"In his new book, The Anarchy, renowned historian William Dalrymple tells the remarkable story of how the East India Company (EIC) managed to replace the mighty Mughal Empire as masters of the vast subcontinent between the years 1756 and 1803.

He argues that the British conquest of India was "the supreme act of corporate violence in world history". The Mughal Empire was 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…"


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Berzerker7303 Mar 2020 4:51 p.m. PST

I liked this book a lot especially 18th century warfare in the Indian sub-continent. I recommend it.

15th Hussar04 Mar 2020 4:14 a.m. PST

It DOES have inaccuracies, in regards to dates and times, but, on the other hand, Dalrymple TELLS a great tale.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2020 11:25 a.m. PST



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