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

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 14th January 2020

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Room 2/07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ

Description: The British engagement with India was an intensely visual one. Images of the subcontinent, produced by artists and travellers in the 18th- and 19th-century heyday of the East India Company, reflect the role it played in Indian life. They mirror significant shifts in British policy and attitudes towards India. This talk will consider the history of the Company – and its complex relationship with India, its people, and cultures - through some of these images and their creators.

Price: Free to HA members, branch members, and students. £1.00 for non-members.

Email: portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com

Lecturer: Dr John McAleer, University of Southampton

Region: South-East England

Branch: Portsmouth

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