An authority on colonial India from the 18th to the 20th century, Rosie Llewellyn Jones studied Indian languages at SOAS and gained her PhD there, and has since dedicated her working life to writing and lecturing on India in the 18th and 19th centuries. She was appointed MBE for her services to the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia and British Indian Studies in the 2015 New Year’s Honours Lists.
10-11am Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones. The role of British Engineers in building the Indian Railways.
Engineers working in Colonial India have never received proper attention. Their role in building the infrastructure of the British Raj and fantasy palaces for Indian princes is examined here. Different solutions for a different climate heralded a Heath Robinson approach long before the man was born.
11.45am-12.30pm Madeline Edmead. Art and Architecture in the British Raj part 1
1.30-2.15pm. Madeline Edmead. Art and Architecture in the British Raj part 2
Lion Martiniere, Lucknow
Zoffany painting at St John’s Kolkata