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

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
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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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Bron Sibree

Bron Sibree

Bron Sibree is an Australian freelance journalist who has made a successful living writing for various publications in Australia and Asia for more than 20 years. In a former incarnation she was a potter living in remote rural Australia, but traded in the quest for perfection in form for the more elusive, sacred and sometimes profane lure of the written word.