People, Places and the World of the 
East India Company

224pp 100 COLOUR ILLUS 2017 LIST PRICE: £30.00 AB29



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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 role it played in Indian life. 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. This book draws on the unrivalled riches of the British Library, telling the story of individual images, their creators and the people and places they depict.