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Power and Preachers comprises 6 diverse primary source collections which detail the political, economic, and spiritual realities of British colonial rule in India. The featured collections include records from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, from the establishment of the East India Company and the India Act to the emergence of Gandhi and the independence movement. Drawn from a diverse range of sources, the materials show the Raj through the eyes of commercial, military, and bureaucratic elites, as well as missionaries, labourers, and Indians themselves. 

This series therefore provides students and researchers with a nuanced synopsis of British colonialism in India and India’s role in shaping modern Britain.

Dates Covered



  • Bodleian Library
  • British Library; LHASC; WCML
  • India Office Library
  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Library of Wales


Licensed to access The British Raj: Resistance and Reform in India, 1879-1910

Contributor: National Library of Scotland Contents: 5 Volumes, 44 Documents (43,764 Pages)
This collection covers the Viceroys of both Lord Curzon and Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound in the British Raj between the period of...

Licensed to access The East India Company: Corrupt Governance and Cruelty in India, 1806-1814

Contributor: National Library of Scotland Contents: 21 Volumes, 268 Documents (132,093 Pages)
The First Earl of Minto, Sir Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound, served as Governor-General of India from 1806-1813. This collection is drawn...

Licensed to access The East India Company: Laying the Foundations for British Colonial Domination of India, 1752-1774

Contributor: National Library of Wales Contents: 18 Volumes, 168 Documents (24,508 Pages)
This collection provides a unique perspective on the complex geopolitical circumstances of India during the 18th century, and how the...

Licensed to access Indian and Sri Lankan Records from Colonial Missionaries, 1770-1931

Contributor: Bodleian Library Contents: 8 Volumes, 197 Documents (84,424 Pages)
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based Anglican missionary organisation that operates around the world. During the...

Licensed to access Indian Communists and Trade Unionists on Trial: The Meerut Conspiracy, 1929-1933

Contributor: British Library; LHASC; WCML Contents: 4 Volumes, 54 Documents (10,201 Pages)
The Meerut Conspiracy Case was a controversial court case initiated in British India in 1929. It began with the arrest...

Licensed to access World News in Indian Newspapers, 1782-1908

Contributor: India Office Library Contents: 3 Volumes, 106 Documents (111,913 Pages)
Part of our wide-ranging Power and Preachers series, this collection contains copies of three English language newspapers published in India...
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