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

By: John Mcaleer

Price: $48.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 116770

ISBN: 8193393546

Condition: New


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. Few historians have considered th... View more info