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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society

 

 Registered Charity Number: 281725

 

      A Member Society of

 

     The Arts Society

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lecture at the Rhodes Arts Complex on

   Tuesday, 12 November 2019,

India: British contributions to its history, archaeology, architecture and languages

Oliver Everett

     

 

Britain's historical involvement with India is sometimes criticised. There were undeniably dark and culpable episodes, but a number of British individuals were very dedicated to India and made great contributions to the study of its history, languages, religions, archaeology, architecture, topography, sociology, zoology and botany. The talk describes the very successful work in those fields of a series of Britons who are not often given the recognition they deserve. Between Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General, and Lord Curzon, a most prominent Viceroy, there were civil servants, soldiers, judges, doctors, engineers, surveyors and others who immersed themselves in the local culture and revealed a great deal about India's amazing past

 

Starts at 10.45, coffee from 9.30

 

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