The Anarchy

Sun 09 April 2023 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The English East India Company (EIC) is known for its role in colonising India. But it also has other notorieties to its name, like being one of the first joint stock companies to have a monopoly; to be bailed out by a government; to lobby by buying access to MPs; to build its private militia.

William Darlymple, the author of this book ends it trying to draw parallels with contemporary corporations and how we should be wary of them even if they don't match up in power to the EIC.

This book is a brilliant biography of a greedy corporation that devoured a vibrant country and left it emaciated in a few decades.