The Rise and Fall of the East India Company


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2011

445 pages

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This remarkable study of the British East India Company offers great insight into the formation of the Company, its impact on both England and India, and the social forces that shaped its Development. With great detail and rich documentation, Ramakrishna Mukherjee examines a period of 258 years, beginning immediately before the Company’s birth and ending with its collapse in 1858. This is an engrossing work and reveals much about what is no doubt one of the most important institutions in the history of British colonialism and of world capitalism generally.

Ramakrishna Mukherjee

Ramakrishna Mukherjee (d. 2015) was a scientist and sociologist who had been associated with various institutes in his life including Indian Statistical Institute, Indian Council of Social Science Research and had also served as president of the Indian Sociological Society. He was a well-known researcher and prolific writer producing works on a wide range of topics.