Nick Robins, author of the brilliant The Corporation that Changed the World (Pluto, 2012; 2nd ed) will be conducting the first of the year’s walking tours of London on 16th March and 27th April, at 2.30pm.
The walks, which explore the East India Company’s legacy in the city, are both in association with the charity CRY UK, and the cost of entry goes towards fundraising for child rights. CRY work to ensure underprivileged children in India go to school and not work as labourers in factories and sweat shops, have access to quality healthcare services and be protected from exploitation and abuse of any kind.
The walking tours are a fascinating exploration of the layered history left by the world’s first multinational corporation. Places are strictly limited so early booking is advised.
The route starts at Liverpool Street and ends in Whitehall. Entry costs £15. For more details, and to register, go to CRY UK, here.
How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational
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