Picturing India: People, Places and the East India Company


John McAleer

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2017, The British Library Publishing Division
Hardback, 224 pages

The British engagement with India was an intensely visual one. Drawing on the collections of the British Library, John McAleer weaves together the stories of individual objects, their creators, and the people and events they depict, and explores the East India Company and its complex relationship with India, its people and cultures. 


John McAleer is Lecturer in History, University of Southampton, whose work focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Before joining the university he was Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. His latest book, Picturing India: People, Places and the World of the East India Company, is published by the British Library.