In conversation with professional geographer Dr Manosi Lahiri about the ways in which travellers have helped to draw the map of India
Sarmaya Founder Paul Abraham’s talk traces the routes taken by some fascinating travellers to the Subcontinent between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Using 17th, 18th and 19th century maps from the Sarmaya collection, let’s look at how the boundaries of the Indian subcontinent evolved in response to European imperialism
This topographical map of a part of the Coromandel Coast depicts Pondicherry and its surrounding territories. Tranquebar was a small town on the Carnatic Coast. Fort Dansborg at Tranquebar was established by the Danes in 1620 and sold to the British in 1845. The Danish East India Company lost out to the British, who cornered… Read more »