Festival talks by David Gilmour

52. THE BRITISH IN INDIA: THREE CENTURIES OF AMBITION AND EXPERIENCE

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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.

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