Lunchtime Talk - Clothing the Other: Fashion and the British Empire in India
Free lunchtime talk to accompany the Weston Gallery exhibition 'Threads of Empire: Rule and Resistance in Colonial Inidia, c.1740-1840.
Indian clothes and textiles were key items of trade for the British East India Company. Yet clothes were more than just commodities, they symbolized the differences between ruler and ruled. In this talk, Ibtisam Ahmed looks at the role of clothing in defining and enforcing British rule in India.
Please note: the talk will take place in the Djanogly Theatre
Image: Man and woman of Hindostan. From ‘A geographical present’ by Mary Anne Venning.