The East India Company: The World's Most Powerful Corporation
The East India Company: The World's Most Powerful Corporation is the story of how a mere trading firm went on to build one of the biggest empires in the world. Tirthankar Roy and Gurcharan Das explore and put together many known and unknown facts about the operations of the East India Company (EIC).
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