The Prospect Podcast #109: Imperialism and the East India Company, with William Dalrymple

A silks and spices trader turned giant corporation

November 28, 2019
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What really was the East India Company, and how does its legacy affect Britain today? Historian William Dalrymple joins the Prospect podcast this week to talk about Britain’s imperial legacy and how the company grew from being a silks and spices trader to an engine of colonialism.

Dalrymple’s book, The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company is out with Bloomsbury.

Plus: Steve Bloomfield and Sameer Rahim on how British history is taught in schools

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