Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9781787350298 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781787350281 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only

East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

Margot Finn and Kate Smith

East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

Margot Finn and Kate Smith

Distributed for UCL Press

500 pages | 99 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9781787350298 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781787350281 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only
In the century between 1757 and 1857, The East India Company brought both sizeable affluence and fresh perspective back home to Britain from the Indian subcontinent. During this period, the Company shifted its activities and increasingly employed civil servants, army officers, surveyors, and doctors, many of whom returned to Britain with newly acquired wealth, tastes, and identities. This new volume moves beyond conventional academic narratives by drawing on wider research, exploring how the empire in Asia shaped British country houses, thus contributing to the ongoing conversation on imperial culture and its British legacies. 
Review Quotes
Journal of the History of Collections
"an impressive process of distillation Margot Finn and Kate Smith have put together a coherent survey of the material traces of old India hands – the lucky ones who survived to be repatriated and to make their mark anew in Britain – compiled from a refreshing variety of perspectives"
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