William Dalrymple in Edinburgh

Wednesday 11th September

  • Venue Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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In his most ambitious book to date, renowned historian William Dalrymple tackles the rise of the East India Company and one of the most supreme acts of corporate violence in world history.

The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world’s most powerful empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders. In this riveting book, 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. Three hundred and fifteen years after its founding, with a corporate Mogul now sitting in the White House, the story of the East India Company has never been more current.