This book is the authentic documented story of the beginning and expansions of Corporate imperialism in India . The saddest part of modern Indian history is written in such a manner that you will not stop going through it until it is finished. History flows like water in the writings of Dalrymple. You read it , reread it more. For me this book a winner on every aspect. Four hundred and twenty years of Sufferings definitely needed a place in history and this book ruthlessly exposes.