fri12apr12:00 pmfri1:00 pmCourting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of EmpireNandini Das


April 12, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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Prize-winning Oxford historian Nandini Das explores the British arrival in India in the early 17th century through the story of Thomas Roe, James I’s first Ambassador to the Mughal Empire. When Roe landed in India in 1616 he swapped the chaotic Jacobean Court for the cultured heart of one of the richest empires in the world. During his four years in India he witnessed palace intrigue and scandal. Nandini Das tells Roe’s thrilling story exploring the sights and sounds of Jacobean London and Imperial India, taking us right to the heart of the dazzling Mughal Empire. Chaired by Jo Durrant.

A fascinating glimpse of the origins of the British Empire drawn in dazzling technicolour.  – The Spectator




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