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The hour long session was jam packed with fascinating bits of history, tracing the rise and fall of the East India Company in Bengal

William Dalrymple took the stage at the Abdul Karim Shaittyabisharad auditorium with a peak at his new book, The Anarchy. The hour long session was jam packed with fascinating bits of history, tracing the rise and fall of the East India Company in Bengal. Dalrymple busted some commonly held myths regarding the historical figures that are so commonly revered. 

William Dalrymple: The Anarchy William Dalrymple introduced by Sadaf Saaz

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The session ended with insightful questions from the audience, covering the down fall of Bengal’s weavers, and which Bengali groups benefitted from the Company’s rule in Bengal.