AN "INDIAN" EAST INDIA COMPANY?
Although initially established in 1600 as a spice trading business, the East India Company went on to take over much of the subcontinent within the next few centuries. Despite the East India Company's significant power, it was ultimately disbanded in 1857 following the Indian Rebellion. However, it left behind a legacy of exploitation that has profoundly affected all countries in the subcontinent.
Consequently, when Sanjiv Mehta had found out that the trading name had survived well into the 21st century, he knew he had to buy it. Mr. Mehta acquired the East India Company in 2005 and has led it as his own business since then. Although it certainly sounds like a brilliant way to get revenge on one of the most significant players in the subcontinent's history, Mr. Mehta insists that the East India Company would be turned into a force of compassion under his control.