Reconsidering the Raj- Lecture 2

Reconsidering the Raj- Lecture 2
09 Jan 2018, 18:00 to 09 Jan 2018, 20:30
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

1947 marked the end of British rule in India, 200 years in which the British replaced the Mughals as controlling power and laid the foundations for modern India. In collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia, the Institute of Historical Research will reconsider this remarkable period in a series of lectures by leading scholars. 

In the second lecture Charles Allen responds that the British contributed elements of undoubted benefit to India, not least in introducing modern ideas. He further argues that the promotion of patriotic myths, coupled with widespread ignorance about the past, has led to an unhealthy distortion of British Indian history. Later lectures focus on pivotal events: the Great Uprising of 1857 (Indian Mutiny), the Afghan Wars and Independence and Partition.

Tuesday 9 January 2018Myth and history: India and the British Raj
Charles Allen (Distinguished author of Plain Tales from the Raj, Kipling Sahib and many others)

Advance registration online for this lecture is required.

Lecture: 18:00-19:30
The lecture will be followed by a small wine reception

  • General Admission: £7.50
  • Concession rate (IHR Friends/ BACSA members/studens)£5.00


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