Nick Robins royalties donated to Bhopal Medical Appeal

BhopalPublished by Pluto Press, the new edition of Nick Robins’ brilliant The Corporation that Changed the World (Pluto, 2012) 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 involved stock market bubbles, government bail-outs and board room battles. It conquered huge parts of India with its private army, prompting famine and de-industrialisation, manipulated markets with its monopoly power and drove the opium trade with China. Its end came with rebellion and, ultimately, nationalisation.

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 serve the public good.

As with the first edition, all royalties from the sale of the book are donated to the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

For anyone interested in buying Nick’s Book, the purchasing information can be found below. More information about the essential Bhopal Medical Appeal can be found on their website, here.

The Corporation That Changed the World – Second Edition

How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational

Nick Robins

Expanded and revised edition of the highly praised history of the English East India Company.

“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, Swansea University

“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, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

£17.99 only £16.00 on the Pluto site

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