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Indian history

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Indian history (V242): Historical studies of the Indian sub-continent.

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Document Pomp and Privation in Victorian India, Kapil Komireddi

This essay examines British colonial rule in late nineteenth-century India through the lens of two contemporaneous artefacts. Each vivifies a...

Victorian Culture, Indian history, Famine, Social history, 19th century, Photography, Newspapers, Literature view
Document The Nineteenth-Century Mapping of the Himalaya by the Pundits, Robert Stanley

The route mapping of the Himalayan region during the nineteenth century involved disguised Pundits engaged in clandestine survey of the remote and...

Document Tipu Sultan's Slippers and Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match: Footwear, identity and violence in eighteenth-century India by Martin Moran

Following his defeat by the British in 1799, Tipu Sultan’s treasures were plundered and transported back to Britain, including a pair...

Clothing & fashions, Cultural Identity, Eighteenth Century view
Document Unconventional Subjects: A very British approach to dealing with extraordinary people considered through a portrait of the Begum Samru, by Jiwan Ram, and The History of Zeb-ul-Nissa the Begum Samru of Sardhana, a poem by Lalla Gokul Chand by Amy Marshall

In the early nineteenth century the British were consolidating their position in India and control of the country was expanding. Their...

19th century, Propaganda, Company portrait, East India Company, Mogul, Poetry view
Document ‘A Moderate Infusion of Oriental Learning’: Representations of the East India College at Haileybury and its influence on constructing the Company official by Sopna Nair

This essay explores two artefacts relating to the early history of the East India College at Haileybury and its specific mission in training new...

19th century, East India Company, Lord Grenville, Politics view
Document ‘A Right Royal Tamasha’: Imaging Queen Victoria as Kaiser-i- Hind, Malvina Pollock Kalim

This article examines the elevation of Queen Victoria to Empress of India through the prism of John Tenniel’s satirical cartoon ‘New Crowns for...

19th century, Queen Victoria view
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