16th century – 20th century

From 16th-century origins as a trading venture to the East Indies, through to its rise as the world’s most powerful company and de facto ruler of India, to its demise amid allegations of greed and corruption – the East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history for three centuries. This digital resource allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company.

Materials Indexed: Archival Materials Database Type: Archival Collections Interface Language: English Subject: Global & International Studies, Government, History (World), Political Science, South Asian Studies Broad Category: Area Studies, Government Information, Humanities, Social Sciences