Oct. 15 Lecture: "Bookscapes: Trading Knowledge in British Colonial India"

Image from exhibition Conjuring IndiaPlease join us for a free public lecture about the diverse British views on India in the late 18th and early 19th Century. It was in this period that the British East India Company began its explorations in India, and the subcontinent captured the attention and the imagination of the people back home. Swati Chattopadhya, Professor and Department Chair in the History of Art and Architecture, will present Bookscapes: Trading Knowledge in British Colonial India on Tuesday, October 15 at 4:00 pm on the third floor of  the Library in the Mary Cheadle Room.  This lecture, along with remarks by Mira Rai Waits, doctoral candidate in the History of Art and Architecture, and author of related exhibition, is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Conjuring India: British Views of the Subcontinent, 1780-1870.   The books in the exhibition are from the collections of Sara Miller McCune and the UCSB Library and are on view in the Library's Department of Special Collections.