The story of how the East India Co. colonised India and looted its wealth

William Dalrymple interacts with readers at the launch of his book in the city

History aficionados got a peek into the fascinating tale of the rise of the East India Company and how it went about colonising India on a rainy Monday evening in the city.

Acclaimed historian William Dalrymple gave his audience glimpses into the riveting tale of the East India Company and how it amassed wealth by exploiting India’s riches during the launch of his book The Anarchy at the Taj Connemara.

‘Loot’ was one of the first Indian words to enter the English language during mid-18th century after the East India Company expanded its operations in India. In his presentation, Mr. Dalrymple elaborated on how the company rose from a joint stock company to a corporate power, trained an Indian army and enslaved the entire Indian sub-continent within a century.Read more

Source Web page The Hindu

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