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'The Anarchy' Of The East India Company

Renee Bright


It was an international corporation that became an eighteenth century colonial power with its own army – and all entirely run by British stockholders who reported  to a board of directors in London, most of whom had never been to India. 

When the East India Company won the right to collect taxes in Bengal in 1765, the Company’s abuse of corporate power – such as the world had never seen – ran essentially unchecked for almost 50 years. In his book The Anarchy, historian William Dalrymple explores the wild history of the East India Company, and how, over 200 years later, we continue to see the impact of their influence. 

Dalrymple’s book is The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire. [IndieBound|Amazon|Audible].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.