East India Company trade with the East Indies

East India Company trade with the East Indies

Until 4 November 2017, the Library of Birmingham is hosting the exhibition Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage. Created in partnership with the British Library, the exhibition explores the 400 year relationship between Britain and South Asia by means of some items relating to the East India Company’s trading activities with the East Indies. Advertisements

Miss Jenny the cheetah visits England

Miss Jenny the cheetah visits England

Miss Jenny the cheeta was one among a collection of animals that were brought to England in 1764. In collaboration with the British Library, the Library of Birmingham is hosting the exhibiton Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage, exploring the transcultural interconnections between Britain and India, Pakistan and Bangladesh from 1600 to the present day. In a … Continue reading

East India Company, Malabar gold, and Shakespeare

East India Company, Malabar gold, and Shakespeare

On Monday, 4 Sep 2017, 17:30 – 19:00, the British Library will be hosting a talk that traces the journey of Shakespeare’s play Pericles, Prince of Tyre to South India’s Malabar Coast. With the help of several British Library collection items, the talk will explore the connections between the East India Company’s import of Shakespear’s … Continue reading