Distinguished historian David Gilmour will trace the lives of hitherto unknown British men and women in India. They include soldiers, officials, businessmen, doctors and missionaries, planters and engineers, together with children, wives and sisters. He will describe their work and their extraordinarily varied interactions with the native populations, painting a highly original portrait of three centuries of British-Indian history.
MONDAY 22nd - SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020
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David Gilmour is one of Britain’s most admired and accomplished historical writers and
biographers. He is the author of lives of George Curzon (Duff Cooper Prize) and Rudyard
Kipling (Elizabeth Longford Prize) and of The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj,
an acclaimed study of the administrators of Victorian India. His other works include The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples, The Last Leopard, a biography of Giuseppe di Lampedusa (Marsh Biography Award) as well as several books on the modern history of Spain and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a former Research Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford.