||Worlds of the East India Company, 1752-5667 ; v. 6
Worlds of the East India Company ; v. 6. ^A721424
||In the Company's service. A hazardous voyage ; Bombay and 'the Gulphs' ; From Malabar to Whampoa -- William Larkins, Commander and managing owner. The world voyage : Sumatra ; Abuse, pains and penalties ; The Company in crisis -- Thomas Larkins, Commander and managing owner. The darkest years ; The domination of tea ; Diversifying : brahmins and convicts -- John Pascall Larkins, Esq., managing owner. Competition and conflict ; An event unique in the Company's history ; The fortunes of war -- The new world disorder. The machinery of justice.
||Covers the final century of the East India Company's history, focusing on its steady drive east to India and China, driven by Britain's thirst for tea. Follows three generations of the Larkins family, beginning with William who started as a mate on a Company ship in 1746 and ending with a grandson who boosted his earnings by investing in smuggled opium after the Company ended trading in 1834.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (p. -288) and index.|
|ISBN||9781843835837 (alk. paper)|
|ISBN||1843835835 (alk. paper)|