Reconsidering the Raj

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Date / time: 11 December - 10 April, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Woolfson Room 1, Institute of Historical Research

Reconsidering the Raj

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.

Lecture 1 – Monday 11 December: The Chaos of Empire: Rethinking British Rule in India. Dr Jon Wilson (King’s College London) author of India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire (2016)

Lecture 2- Tuesday 9 January 2018: Myth and history: India and the British Raj. Charles Allen (Distinguished author of Plain Tales from the Raj, Kipling Sahib and many others)

Lecture 3- Tuesday 6 February 2018: With Havelock at Lucknow, 1857: City, Siege and Resistance. Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, author of The Great Uprising in India 1857-58, and Sir Mark Havelock-Allan QC, 5th Baronet of Lucknow, great-great-grandson of Sir Henry Havelock

Lecture 4- Tuesday 6 March 2018: Afghanistan: Britain’s Imperial Misadventures. Jules Stewart, journalist and author of On Afghanistan’s Plains, The Savage Border and five other books on Afghanistan and the North West Frontier

Lecture 5- Tuesday 10 April 2018: Independence and PartitionPanel discussion: participants to be announced

Advance registration online for each lecture is required.Lecture: 18:00-19:30

The lecture will be followed by a small wine reception

Tickets: General Admission: £7.50; Concession rate (IHR Friends/ BACSA members/Students): £5.00

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