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              Books by William Dalrymple

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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
                14 Apr 20

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

              ISBN 9781529381115
              Released AU 14 Apr 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
              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 (Paperback)

              By Dalrymple, William

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              • Pub Date
                11 Jun 20

              THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India ... A book of beauty' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mugha...l emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army - what we would now call an act of involuntary privatisation. The East India Company's founding charter authorised it to 'wage war' and it had always used violence to gain its ends. But the creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation dealing in silks and spices and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than four decades it had trained up a security force of around 200,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched until almost all of India south of the Himalayas 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 came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant 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.
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              ISBN 9781408864395
              Released AU 11 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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