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Empire Building: The Construction of British India 1690-1860

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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An illustrated lecture by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones on her recent publication Empire Building: The Construction of British India 1690-1860, with drinks and dinner at the East India Club, 16 St James’ Square, London SW1Y 4LH, on Wednesday 31 May.

Dr Llewellyn-Jones, who is the editor of BACSA’s journal Chowkidar, looks at the wide-ranging impact of the East India Company and its engineers on the built and rural environment of India. Her latest book follows numerous publications on Indians and the British during the period of British rule.

We will meet from 6 pm for drinks (cash bar) in the East India Room, with its rich collection of portraits, before the illustrated lecture at 6.30 pm in the Clive Room. A three course dinner with coffee will follow in the East India Room. Signed copies of the book will be available to buy.

The lecture and dinner cost £52 per person. Drinks from the cash bar are in addition.

Tuesday 16 May is the last day to apply for tickets. Attendance is limited to 40 places.

If you would like to attend what promises to be a fascinating evening, you can book online below or you can book via the event organiser, Rosemary Raza, 27 Rivermead Court, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3RU, tel. 0207 736 4842. A cheque made out to BACSA can be sent to her; or you can make a bank transfer to BACSA via Lloyds Bank, sort code 30-96-88, Acc. No. 00119149, Acc. Name, BACSA, quoting your own name and RLJ Lecture.


June 20
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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East India Club
16 St James's Square
London,SW1Y 4LHUnited Kingdom
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020 7930 1000
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