Bestselling historian and author William Dalrymple’s latest book “The Anarchy”, based on the rise of the East India Company, will release on September 10. Calling it his most ambitious and riveting book to date”, Bloomsbury revealed that the book tells, how one of the world’s most magnificent empires of the Mughals, disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company.
Dalrymple, who has written books like “White Mughals” and “The Last Mughal”, has shared three different covers of the book for the UK, the US, and India, on his Twitter handle. About the East India Company, which the publisher touts as the “first global corporate power”, it recounted that the company became an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multi-national business.
In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men twice the size of the British Army and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself.
My new book, The Anarchy, is out globally on 10th September. It is available to pre-order now:https://t.co/cUgDuKowUO@bloomsburybooks made this splendidly Hollywoodish animation to reveal the books’ three covers with slightly different images& subtitles for the US, UK &India: pic.twitter.com/XWkIHvlXRQ
— William Dalrymple (@DalrympleWill) June 17, 2019