A magnificent book about the father and mother of all companies. ... Everyone who studies corporate power and structure must read this well-written account. (Gordon Roddick, Chairman Emeritus of The Body Shop, co-founder of the Big Issue and Human Rights activist)
[This] will become a classic. (Simon Zadek, Chief Executive, AccountAbility)
A powerful analysis of the rise and fall of the British East India Company, a private company that conquered a subcontinent and subjugated an entire people. (Huw Bowen, Professor of Imperial and Maritime History at the University of Leicester)
Elegantly written and sharply argued, Nick Robins’ gripping account of the rise and fall of the English East India Company brings to life a crucial episode in the history of globalization. (Sankar Muthu, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University)
The book has been widely reviewed and the scholarship behind it has never been questioned. And - something that is not always the case with history books - it is certainly well written. (Lloyd's List)
Nick Robins has more than 20 years experience in the policy and practical realities of corporate accountability. A historian by training, he currently works on sustainable and responsible investment in London, and has written on the East India Company for the Financial Times, New Statesman and Resurgence.