The worlds of the East India Company


The worlds of the East India Company

edited by H.V. Bowen, Margarette Lincoln and Nigel Rigby

Boydell Press, 2002

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"in association with the National Maritime Museum and University of Leicester"

Papers from a conference held at the National Maritime Museum, in association with the University of Leicester, in July 2000

Includes index



Throws light on significant aspects of the Company's history. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORY The English East India Company was one of the most powerful commercial companies ever to have existed. It laid the foundations of the British empire in South Asia and thus lies at the very heart of the interlinked histories of Britain and Asia. This first multi-disciplinary history of the Company to be published commemorates the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of this unique and extraordinary institution. Historians of art, culture, cartography, empire, politics, the sea, and trade, explore the origins, operation, and influence of the Company as an organisation that remained firmly engaged in maritime commercial activity in many different spheres, even as it acted as a powerful agent of territorial expansion on the Indian subcontinent. Published in association with the National Maritime Museum. H.V. BOWEN is senior lecturer in economic and social history at the University of Leicester; NIGEL RIGBY and MARGARETTE LINCOLN work in the research department of the National Maritime Museum, London.


  • The English East India Company and India
  • "no longer mere traders" - continuities and change in the metropolitan development of the East India Company 1600-1834
  • war, competition and collaboration - relations between the English and Durch companies in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • frank submissions - the company and the Mughals between Sir Thomas Roe and Sir William Norris
  • the East India Company and the trade in non-metallic precious materials from Sir Thomas Roe to Diamond Pitt
  • Bengkulu - an Anglo-Chinese partnership
  • establishing the sea routes to India and China - stages in the development of hydrographical knowledge
  • strategy, policy and shipbuilding - the Bombay dockyard, the Indian Navy and imperial security in Eastern seas, 1784-1869
  • "an undiscovered ocean of commerce laid open" - India, wine and the emerging Atlantic economy, 1703-1813
  • contested relations - the East India Company and its Lascars
  • signs of commerce - the East India Company and the patronage of 18th-century British art
  • India and the East India Company in the public sphere of 18th-century Britain
  • afterword - the legacies of 200 years of contact.

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