Dalrymple’s “Anarchy” — A Panoramic View of the Rise and Fall of the East India Company and its Relevance Today

A review of “The Anarchy — The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire”, By William Dalrymple, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1st Edition, 2019, London, 521 pages, ISBN 978–1–5266–1850–4.

his is a gripping story of the East India Company’s conquest of the Mughal India within a period of fewer than 50 years. It also narrates how the Company’s unregulated power led to extreme violence, large scale pillage, economic…