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In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India

As the world’s largest democracy and a rising international economic power, India has long been heralded for its great strides in technology and trade. Yet it is also plagued by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and a vast array of other social and economic issues. Here, noted journalist and former Financial Times South Asia bureau chief Edward Luce travels throughout India’s many…

The Corporation That Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational

The English East India Company was the mother of the modern multinational. Its trading empire encircled the globe, importing Asian luxuries such as spices, textiles and teas. But it also conquered much of India with its private army and broke open China’s markets with opium. The Company‚Äôs practices shocked its contemporaries and still reverberate today. The Corporation That Changed the…