History & Biography Book Group, The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire by William Dalrymple
In August, 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor. Within 40 years the company had 200,000 well equipped soldiers ruling all of India south of the HImalayas from a small boardroom in London. It is a tale of the first global corporate power. Dalrymple is a “gifted travel writer and historian” who “writes like a novelist.”
We have copies of the book for you to check out.
We will meet outside/inside depending on the weather at 5:00.