volume 30, issue 4, P771-774 2020
DOI: 10.1017/s1356186320000425
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Tom Young

Abstract: Delicate line drawings of the Mohur-a coin minted under the auspices of the British East India Company-sit between sections of William Dalrymple's new book, The Anarchy. The illustration is enormously apt, for Dalrymple's central aim in this work is to explore the relationship between money and power, and to emphasise British India's murky origins in the machinations of a for-profit corporation. The 'Honourable Company', he claims, is "history's most ominous warning about the potential for the abuse of corpora…

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