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Calcutta falls to the British in 1757 on this date

2nd January, 1757: The British take Calcutta back from Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah who had been holding the city since June 1956.

The young Nawab had succeeded his grandfather Alivardi, a British sympathiser. 256 more words


The company that owned a nation (Part-2) – The land where the word ‘loot’ came from


“Business is by nature collusive and conspiratorial, readily congealing into monopolies and cabals, fixing the highest gain that can be squeezed out of the consumer.” 2,327 more words


The company that owned a nation (Part-1) – The real beginnings of globalization


“I think God is going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding” – Steven Wright, Academy Award winning American comedian, actor and writer. 922 more words