Ancient & Modern The East India Company Reborn


Its very name evokes an all-conquering era of trade, exploration and empire. At its height it was synonymous with British imperialism – political, commercial and military – in India and much of the rest of Asia. Today, 416 years after its founding and 142 years after its dissolution, The East India Company finds itself reborn, not in British hands, but in those of an Indian. Martin Moodie meets the charismatic Sanjiv Mehta, a man determined to make one of the greatest historical names in world trade a contemporary force in global retail.


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