By Miles Ogborn
A advertisement corporation validated in 1600 to monopolize exchange among England and the some distance East, the East India corporation grew to manipulate an Indian empire. Exploring the connection among energy and data in eu engagement with Asia, Indian Ink examines the corporate at paintings and divulges how writing and print formed authority on an international scale within the 17th and eighteenth centuries.
Tracing the historical past of the corporate from its first tentative buying and selling voyages within the early 17th century to the basis of an empire in Bengal within the past due eighteenth century, Miles Ogborn takes readers into the scriptoria, ships, workplaces, print retailers, coffeehouses, and palaces to enquire the sorts of writing had to exert strength and extract revenue within the mercantile and imperial worlds. examining the making and use of a number of kinds of writing in script and print, Ogborn argues that fabric and political conditions continually undermined makes an attempt at domination in the course of the strength of the written word.
Navigating the juncture of imperial heritage and the historical past of the publication, Indian Ink uncovers the highbrow and political legacies of early glossy exchange and empire and charts a brand new knowing of the geography of print culture.
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Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company by Miles Ogborn