Launch Event: Nick Robins, The Corporation that Changed the World

We’re delighted to announce the forthcoming launch event of Nick Robins’ book, The Corporation that Changed the World (second edition) at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London on Wednesday 12th December.

About the Book

Published by Pluto Press, the new edition expands the tale of how the British East India Company evolved from a marginal player in spices into an institution that transformed world trade.

Its tempestuous rise and fall brought a lifestyle revolution to Britain through the import of Asian textiles and tea, and involved stock market bubbles, government bail-outs, board room battles, rebellions and, ultimately, nationalisation. But it also conquered huge parts of India with its private army, manipulated markets with its monopoly power and drove the opium trade with China.

The Company’s legacy has much to teach us about enduring relations between Europe and Asia – and its story provides powerful lessons on how to govern corporations so that they can serve the public good.

Event Details

The launch is kindly hosted by the Rebecca Hossack Gallery (2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6BA). The event will take place between 6.30-8.30pm on Wednesday 12th December.

Space is going to be limited, so if you’re interested in coming along, do please RSVP by contacting For more details also contact this email address.

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