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              The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

              The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dalrymple, William

              In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to b...e a conventional trading company, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an international corporation and an aggressive colonial power. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital Delhi. The company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent Empires disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated company - based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to 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 - and the violence and corruption that have reverberated across a continent for generations.
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              ISBN 9781408864388
              Released AU 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
               

              The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Hardback)

              By Dalrymple, William

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              In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to b...e a conventional trading company, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an international corporation and an aggressive colonial power. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital Delhi. The company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent Empires disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated company - based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to 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 - and the violence and corruption that have reverberated across a continent for generations.
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              ISBN 9781408864371
              Released AU 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              A Love Letter to Europe: An outpouring of sadness and hope - Mary Beard, Shami Chakrabati, William Dalrymple, Sebastian Faulks, Neil Gaiman, Ruth Jones, J.K. Rowling, Sandi Toksvig and others

              A Love Letter to Europe: An outpouring of sadness and hope - Mary Beard, Shami Chakrabati, William Dalrymple, Sebastian Faulks, Neil Gaiman, Ruth Jones, J.K. Rowling, Sandi Toksvig and others (Hardback)

              By Boyce, Frank Cottrell; Dalrymple, William; Drabble, Margaret; Callow, Simon; Emin, Tracey

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              Writers, artists and thinkers in British life talk about what Europe means to them

              ISBN 9781529381108
              Released AU 12 Nov 2019
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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              OxTravels: Meetings with remarkable travel writers
               

              OxTravels: Meetings with remarkable travel writers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Palin, Michael; Theroux, Paul; Wheeler, Sara; Dalrymple, William; Fermor, Patrick Leigh

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              A collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011. It features stories from twenty-five travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Derv...la Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others.
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              ISBN 9781846684968
              Released AU 30 Jun 2011
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Champion Around The World

              World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Champion Around The World (Hardback)

              By Aciman, Andre; Monuments, World; Dalrymple, William; Davidson, Justin; Eberstadt, Fernanda

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              A stunning tour of 50 of the world's most extraordinary destinations selected from the World Monuments Fund's most important sites of global heritage

              ISBN 9780847846818
              Released AU 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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              FIRANGI: European Adventurers of Northern India (1785-1849)

              FIRANGI: European Adventurers of Northern India (1785-1849) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grey, C.; Garrett, H. L. O.; Introduction by Dalrymple, William

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              New edition of a lost classic (first published 1929), now complete with an introduction by the acclaimed writer and historian, William Dalrymple

              ISBN 9781911271109
              Released AU 21 Feb 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

              Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Dalrymple, William; Anand, Anita

              The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world, from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling historians William Dalrymple and Anita Anand. On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old Maharajah of ...the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company in a formal Act of Submission not only swathes of the richest land in India, but also arguably the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i Noor diamond. The Mountain of Light. Under commission from the British East India Company, gossip from Delhi bazaars was woven into what would become the accepted history of the Koh-i Noor. Now, for the first time, 150 years after it was written, this version is finally challenged, freeing the diamond from the fog of mythology which has clung to it for so long. The resulting history is one of greed, conquest, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation through an impressive slice of south and central Asian history. Masterly, powerful and erudite, this is history at its most compelling and invigorating.
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              ISBN 9781408888865
              Released AU 24 May 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Best Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World

              The Best Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by O'Reilly, James; Habegger, Larry; O'Reilly, Sean; Introduction by Dalrymple, William

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              Offers a collection of the best travel writing. This title enables the readers to: explore the mysteries of superstition in Cameroon; discover the meaning of life talking to an Irish carpenter on an plane; take adopted children to Korea on a Homeland Tour; and, delve deep into th...e sacred Japanese pilgrimage route.
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              ISBN 9781932361735
              Released AU 23 Sep 2010
              Publisher Bookwise International
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              World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Discover, Explore, and Champion

              World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Discover, Explore, and Champion (Hardback)

              By Aciman, Andre; Applebaum, Anne; Dalrymple, William; Davidson, Justin; Eberstadt, Fernanda

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              A stunning tour of 50 of the world s most extraordinary destinations selected from the World Monuments Fund s most important sites of global heritage.

              ISBN 9780789334183
              Released AU 26 Sep 2017
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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              A Love Letter to Europe: An outpouring of sadness and hope - Mary Beard, Shami Chakrabati, Sebastian Faulks, Neil Gaiman, Ruth Jones, J.K. Rowling, Sandi Toksvig and others
               

              A Love Letter to Europe: An outpouring of sadness and hope - Mary Beard, Shami Chakrabati, Sebastian Faulks, Neil Gaiman, Ruth Jones, J.K. Rowling, Sandi Toksvig and others (Paperback)

              By Boyce, Frank Cottrell; Dalrymple, William; Drabble, Margaret; Callow, Simon; Robinson, Tony

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              Important figures in British life talk about what Europe means to them

              ISBN 9781529381115
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
              Interest Age 16+ years
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