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William Dalrymple: The Anarchy in St Andrews

Tuesday 10th September 2019

  • Venue Hope Park and Martyrs Church , KY16 9UY
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Author of acclaimed works of history including In Xanadu, White Mughals, and Return of a King, William Dalrymple is an utmost authority on Indian history. He joins us to mark the publication of The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, an ambitious and comprehensive history of a ruthless colonial force.

After capturing a mughal emperor in August 1765, the East India Company enforced changes that, in time, would lead to almost all of India south of the Himalayas being controlled from a boardroom in London. A tale of how a glorious empire was displaced by a private company, The Anarchy is a riveting work, and one written with all of the charm, rigour, and flair, that readers have come to expect from Dalrymple.