The Writer's Building, in Kolkata, which originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company. Photo: AFP
The Writer's Building, in Kolkata, which originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company. Photo: AFP

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The Anarchy: how the East India Company looted India, and became too big to fail, explored by William Dalrymple

  • Historian has penned an eloquent tale of greed, violence and the first corporate bailout in history
  • The company’s conquest of the Mughal empire is ‘history’s most ominous warning about the potential for the abuse of corporate power’, he writes

The Writer's Building, in Kolkata, which originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company. Photo: AFP
The Writer's Building, in Kolkata, which originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company. Photo: AFP
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