The East India Company
The World's Most Powerful Corporation
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|Format: ||Hardback, 240 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations, map|
|Published In: ||India, 01 January 2012|
The book takes readers through the rise of the East India Company and it's businesses across various regions like Indonesia, Persia, North America, India, and China. By the 18th century, the company was in shambles as a trading firm, but managed to build an empire in India by slowly increasing its geographical presence in the country. The authors analyze the effect of the East India Company on the current Indian business scenario and India's effect on the trading company, and how it lead to the riches of many back in England.
About the Author
Tithankar Roy is a renowned icon in the field of Economic History. He works as a Reader at the London School of Economics in Political Science. He is an expert in the economic history of South Asia and has published several journals and papers. Some of his popular books are Economic History of India, (1857-1947), Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India, and Company of Kinsmen: Enterprise and Community in South Asian History 1700-1940. Gurcharan Das is a popular commentator, intellectual, and author. He writes regular columns for close to six Indian newspapers in different languages like Telugu, English, Hindi, and Marathi. Das was earlier the CEO of Proctor & Gamble India, but retired early to dedicate his time to writing. Some of his popular books are The Elephant Paradigm India Wrestles With Change, The Difficulty of Being Good: On The Subtle Art Of Dharma, and India Unbound.
Penguin Books India|
16.4 x 20.8 x 2.7 centimetres (0.35 kg)|
15+ years |