Power and preachers: India under colonial rule

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Power and preachers: India under colonial rule Trial Series

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Our Indian records start in 1752 with papers covering how the British military took India by force. The military records are followed by the correspondence of India’s colonial rulers. The colonial authorities were not the only British influence in India; records from colonial missionaries provide a different perspective on India between from the 18th to the 20th century. Our collection upon the Meerut Conspiracy Trial then reveals a less sympathetic view of colonial rule during the 20th Century.

Dates Covered



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


India, uprising and reform 1879 to 1910: in the records of the Governor-General

The Indian papers of the 4th Earl of Minto
Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, the 4th Earl of Minto, was the... explore collection...

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

The Meerut Conspiracy Trial, 1929-1933
The Meerut Conspiracy refers to the 1929 arrest and trial... explore collection...

Indian and Sri Lankan records from colonial missionaries, 1770-1931

South Asian records of the USPG
The United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG) is a UK-based... explore collection...

Taking India, how the military established Company rule, 1752-1774

The Indian papers of Colonel Clive and Brigadier-General Carnac, 1752-1774
These key East India Company employees worked in mid-18th century... explore collection...

India, business and control 1806 to 1814: in the records of the Governor-General

Indian papers of the 1st Earl of Minto, 1606-1814
The 1st Earl of Minto served as Governor-General of India... explore collection...
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