Lubaina Himid Wins the 2017 Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid Wins the 2017 Turner Prize Posted in today in light of the 18th century by Editor on December 7, 2017 ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Lubaina Himid, this year’s Turner Prize winner, engages various themes relevant to the eighteenth century—from porcelain to slavery to Hogarth—within the larger context of African diasporan contributions “to the … Continue reading

The journal and drawings of Mary Emma Walter

  Mary Emma Walter’s journal and album of drawings in the India Office Private Papers are two of my favourite collection items.   The illustrated journal describes the voyage to India and her life as an army officer’s wife.  Letters sent to her mother in England have been copied in. The album contains pictures of views, … Continue reading

The Rani of Jhansi

Lakshmi Bai is probably the most famous woman in modern Indian history. The widowed Rani of Jhansi was pensioned off in 1854 when the East India Company annexed her state. She then fought against the British disguised as a man and died at their hands four years later during the Indian ‘Mutiny’. An account of … Continue reading