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The East India Company

The East India Company

The World's Most Powerful Corporation

Tirthankar Roy
,
Gurcharan Das
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This groundbreaking study examines how the East India Company founded an empire in India at the same time it started losing ground in business. For over 200 years, the Company’s vast business network had spanned Persia, India, China, Indonesia and North America. But in the late 1700s, its career took a dramatic turn, and it ended up being an empire builder.

In this fascinating account, Tirthankar Roy reveals how the Company’s trade with India changed it-and how the Company changed Indian business. Fitting together many pieces of a vast jigsaw puzzle, the book explores how politics meshed so closely with the conduct of business then, and what that tells us about doing business now.

‘One of the first major attempts to tell the company’s story from an Indian business perspective’-Financial Express

Imprint: India Portfolio

Published: Jan/2016

ISBN: 9780143426172

Length : 268 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

The East India Company

The World's Most Powerful Corporation

Tirthankar Roy
,
Gurcharan Das

This groundbreaking study examines how the East India Company founded an empire in India at the same time it started losing ground in business. For over 200 years, the Company’s vast business network had spanned Persia, India, China, Indonesia and North America. But in the late 1700s, its career took a dramatic turn, and it ended up being an empire builder.

In this fascinating account, Tirthankar Roy reveals how the Company’s trade with India changed it-and how the Company changed Indian business. Fitting together many pieces of a vast jigsaw puzzle, the book explores how politics meshed so closely with the conduct of business then, and what that tells us about doing business now.

‘One of the first major attempts to tell the company’s story from an Indian business perspective’-Financial Express

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Tirthankar Roy

Tirthankar Roy teaches economic history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His book The Economic History of India 1857-1947, now in its third edition, has changed the way Indian economic history is studied and taught worldwide.

Gurcharan Das

Sujeev Shakya is CEO of beed management, a management consulting and financial advisory services firm based in Kathmandu. He has worked for over twenty years in Nepal including heading one of Nepal's largest business groups. He is a chartered accountant and holds a graduate diploma in international marketing from Boston University and certification in coaching from Columbia University. He was awarded the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship by the US Department of State in 2002. Sujeev chairs the Nepal Economic Forum, an interface for private sector development. From 2000 to 2011, he wrote a popular column under the nom de plume Arthabeed in Nepali Times and
currently writes a column for the Kathmandu Post. For more information please visit www.sujeevshakya.com.

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