The British East India Company ran India after the fall of the Mughal dynasty in 1756. They coordinated the lucrative jute, indigo and spice trade. After a native revolt in 1857, sparked by the belief that the soldiers were coating their cartridges in beef or pork fat, the company was abolished and the Indian Civil Service founded. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire)

In 1965, Rachel Jensen joked that Allison Williams drank so much tea that she kept the East India Company in business. (AUDIO: Unto the Breach)

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