Festival talks by Katie Hickman

16. SHE-MERCHANTS, BUCCANEERS AND GENTLEWOMEN

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In stark contrast to the languid memsahibs of popular imagination, the women who went to India were tough adventurers, their voyages extraordinarily daring leaps into the unknown. India was the British ‘wild east’, and many women succeeded in building a new, and often independent, life for themselves. Best-selling author Katie Hickman will challenge our views of this period in this exciting landmark history.

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