Picturing India: People, Places and the World of the East India Company – BOOKS 2017-09-16T09:53:42+00:00

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Picturing India: People, Places and the World of the East India Company

  • HISTORY
  • INR 2,495/ £40 / $59
  • ISBN 978-81-933935-4-3
  • Packing and postage extra
  • 280 x 220mm, 224pp
  • 150 gsm art paper (matt)
  • All colour;  131  photographs & 3 maps
  • Hardback with dust jacket

The British engagement with India was an  intensely visual one. Images of the subcontinent, produced by artists and travellers in the  eighteenth- and nineteenth-century heyday of the East India Company, reflect the increasingly important role played by the Company in Indian life. And they mirror significant shifts in British  policy and attitudes towards India.

The Company’s story is one of wealth, power, and the pursuit of profit. It changed what people in Europe ate, what they drank, and how they dressed. Ultimately, it  laid the foundations of the British Raj.

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John McAleer

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John McAleer John McAleer is Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton. His research focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,

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