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Writing the History of the Raj

Image: IND 98 E 59, plate XX
Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 14, 2017 (All day)
Old Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG


One of the Bodleian-TORCH Temporary Displays, curated by Kieran Hazzard (King’s College London): 'Writing the History of the Raj'. James Mill’s History of British India was taught to all who were sent to govern colonial India during the Raj. Published at the moment Britain was set to conquer the last major Hindu power, it had a profound influence. On the 200th anniversary of its publication, we explore the story behind Mill’s work, the reactions of its readers, and its role in the empire-building of the East India Company.

TORCH is collaborating with the Bodleian to create more opportunities for researchers to engage with Bodleian collections and develop ideas for temporary displays in the new Weston Library’s Blackwell Hall and the Proscholium, in the Old Bodleian Library.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-4.30pm

Sunday 11am-5pm


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Kieran Hazzard
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