Thomas Stamford Raffles was born on 6 July 1781 on board a ship off the coast of Jamaica. His father was a merchant captain, and at age 14 Raffles entered the service of the East India Company as a clerk.
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For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant One of the very first Indian words to