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Book review: the anarchy: the relentless rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple

Gidney, Thomas (2020) Book review: the anarchy: the relentless rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple. LSE Review of Books (14 Jan 2020), 1 - 3. Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple gives a new character-driven account of the ascent to power of the East India Company following the collapse of the Mughal Empire and the resulting ‘anarchy’ that followed. Tracking the Company’s ruthless profiteering and territorial conquests, The Anarchy is not only a fine addition to Dalrymple’s studies of the emergence of British rule in India, but also prompts reflection on the dangers of corporate excess in our present, writes Thomas Gidney.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 15:09
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103998

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