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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (2019)

von William Dalrymple

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THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India A book of beauty' o Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal 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 o 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 o twice the size of the British army o 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.… (mehr)
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Excellent coverage of a dark period that mainstream likes to bypass. It is a warning to the modern world to keep a close eye on Transnational corporations. ( )
  motorbike | Aug 25, 2021 |
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  ClareDudman | Jul 29, 2021 |
The Thesis of this book is similar to one which I read, “The Corporation That Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational” by Nick Robins.

I wasn’t surprised, the Board of Directors of English East India company wanted to rake profits in England. As a result, EIC went on-board into India. They saw an opportunity to expand their treasure chest and wield political influence.

Growing up in India, I was fed the usual Indian narrative in High School. I can barely recall if teachers recommended reading list from both West and Indian Scholars. The usual Indian narrative is popularized by Shashi Tharoor.

I think, When I left India — I realized about the incomplete Indian narrative. There were many Indians involved alongside with the EIC. Dalrymple’s contributing to the Indian side of the story is that Indians were alongside with EIC.

Overall an Impressive book. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in India.

Dalrymple’s writing is vivid and clear. Someday, I’ll write about Tamil Nadu, India.

Deus Vult,
Gottfried
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  gottfried_leibniz | Jun 25, 2021 |
In 1686, the English East India Company sent a fleet to its trading city of Calcutta to try to teach a lesson to the nominal rulers of India, the Mughal Empire. The Mughals crushed the English like flies, seizing most of their trading ports, and then generously gave most of it back to them.

Half a century later, matters had changed utterly. Europe had undergone a military revolution, sparked by development in artillery and infantry, which left its disciplined armies capable of routing less-trained armies 10 times their numbers or more. This advantage didn't last long, just a few decades until Indian leaders caught up (often with the help of bringing in European military drillmasters) but it was a crucial delay. Over those decades, the East India Company leveraged its military edge and financial resources to establish a dominant position on the Indian subcontinent.

By the late 18th Century, Indian forces were capable of standing toe-to-toe with the EIC's armies (which were largely Indian in composition, too), but by this point it was too late: the EIC was too well established, and had access to too much money, to be truly stopped. Even when canny princes like Tipu Sultan beat EIC contingents, the Company simply raised more troops, bribed away the most dangerous enemy components, and tried again. It was a battle of attrition that the rich but isolated princedoms of India were not in a position to win.

Dalrymple's book, detailed but very readable, tells the story of this conquest, up to the EIC's final ascendancy over the subcontinent during the Napoleonic Wars. He also tells the story of the devastating cost the EIC's conquests had for ordinary people of India, who found themselves oppressed and starved by the company's normal governance as well as by the devastation its wars unleashed.

Interestingly, Dalrymple notes, the directors of the EIC were often opposed to expanding the company's land holdings. Rather, it was usually their delegates on the ground, men like Robert Clive and Richard Wellesley, who exercised their own initiative to make war and peace without the Company's London offices having any say in the matter at all. Sometimes these wars were initiated for the personal profit of these local leaders, other times for ideological reasons (as with Wellesley using the Company's armies to pursue his anti-French beliefs), but when all the dust settled, the Company often found itself unwillingly richer and more powerful (and often more indebted). They often tut-tutted at their freelancing men on the ground, but never gave any of the conquests back, of course.

A fascinating read about a period of history that's drastically overlooked in the United States today. ( )
  dhmontgomery | Dec 13, 2020 |
Dalrymple never disappoints. His scholarly historical narrative paints a sordid picture of a small group of greedy men who geared to profit formed the East India Company. They siphoned the wealth of India, recruited their own army and became a corporate giant weilding vast sums of money and creating eventally huge amounts of debt. Officers of the Company sent to India came back to England very wealthy at the expense of the Indian leaders. Quotations from historical documents from the Company’s archives in Britain and resources in India add a travelogue flavor to the corporate violence and pillage. Eventually the Company’s wings were clipped by British Parliament. The seductive danger of Western imperialism and corporate venality run through each of the chapters as a lesson for us today. Dalrymple treats the Indian players in this drama with respect and cultural sensitivity. Readers interested in military warfare will find much to interest them. ( )
  mcdenis | Oct 28, 2020 |
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THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India A book of beauty' o Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal 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 o 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 o twice the size of the British army o 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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