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Audio: William Dalrymple on the rise of the British East India Company

1 April

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The East India Company was established in London in the time of Shakespeare. But from the 1700s it created the greatest corporate takeover of all time. Seeking to dominate the global trade in spices, textiles and eventually opium, a group of white men eventually became the military and political rulers of India.

Duration: 53min 19sec
Broadcast: Mon 4 Nov 2019 - ABC Radio

William Dalrymple on the ruthless rise of the British East India Company | ABC Radio - 4 Nov 2019