William Dalrymples The Anarchy About the East India Company Tells a Story of Monstrous Corporate Greed

At the beginning of William Dalrymples Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power] makes the similarities between the Company and ExxonMobil very explicit. I might have to add a new chapter to the paperback edition. THE MODI BOTS While this may seem a relatively uncontroversial point to readers in the West, it is the sort of thingwith its suggestion of anti-national collaborationismthat might prove otherwise in Indias current political climate. Dalrymple is warmly known in India, where he keeps a home outside Delhi, as the White Moghul, and the country is by far the largest market for his work. But under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modiwhose Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party considers the rewriting of Indian history along communal and ideological …