How the East India Company became a weapon to challenge UK’s colonial past

When he left his native India to set up a business in London in the 1980s, Sanjiv Mehta never dreamed of returning home one day with the East India Company in his pocket. By 2005 he had bought the entire company, which gave him the rights to trade using its name, and its coat of arms as a trademark. Now he has set out to redefine the legacy of the company that once ruled the country of his birth and enslaved his people.

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