FOR ALL WITH AN INTEREST IN THE HISTORY
OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY AND THE BRITISH RAJ
The British in India Historical Trust is a small charity that promotes education in the history of the British in South Asia from 1600 to 1947, and in other areas administered by or of interest to the East India Company and the Crown, by running public lectures and awarding book prizes for excellence in non-fiction historical writing.
Honorary Lectures Organiser
Valerie Haye is a former book publisher. Her parents were born in British India, where her family lived from the 18th century to Independence. Her grandfather and two great-uncles were district officers in the United Provinces and family members served with the British, Bengal and Indian Armies. She previously organised lecture series on British India for the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia in association with the Institute for Historical Research, University of London; the South Asia Centre, London School of Economics; and at the East India Club.
Sir Charles D’Oyly, 'The Mahommedan College', Calcutta, set up in 1780 by Warren Hastings to train Muslim men for office in the courts of justice. Plate 18b of Views of Calcutta and its Environs, 1848. Wikimedia Commons, CC0.