The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
Chaired by Toby Mundy
Sunday 6th October 2019, 4-5pm
Baillie Gifford Big Tent
Bestselling historian reinvigorates the tale of the relentless rise of the East India Company; the first global corporation.
The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how Mughal rule, one of the world’s most magnificent empires, disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders.
In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power. 315 years after its founding, with a corporate Mogul now sitting in the White House, the story of the East India Company has never been more illuminating.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.