Lunchtime Talk - The 'Thin White Line': European Soldiers in Colonial India
Free lunchtime talk to accompany the Weston Gallery Exhibition 'Threads of Empire: Rule and Resistance in Colonial Inidia, c.1740-1840.
The military sat at the core of imperial rule in India. Although the army was composed largely of Indian troops, European soldiers were thought to be crucial to maintaining colonial rule. In this talk Dr Erica Wald, of Goldsmiths, University of London, explores the professional and daily lives of the European rank-and-file in India during the nineteenth century.
Please note the talk will take place in the Djanogly Theatre
Image: Map of Hindoostan. From ‘India: pictorial, descriptive and historical’ by Miss Corner.