Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule


Conveners: Matthew McCartney, Mallica Kumbera Landrus and Rosalind O'Hanlon

Speaker: Margot Finn (UCL)

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914. Her previous work has ranged from the history of Victorian popular politics to the gendered legal, social and cultural histories of debt and credit in England. She now researches, teaches and supervises predominantly in topics relating to British colonial and imperial history, with particular emphasis on the family, gender, material culture and transnational encounters.

UCL Press published an open-access volume of essays (co-edited with Kate Smith) from her Leverhulme Trust-funded research project The East India Company at Home in 2018: Her current monograph project is entitled, 'Imperial Family Formations: Domestic Strategies and Colonial Power in British India, c.1757-1857'.

Further Information

The South Asia Seminar is co-funded by the Ashmolean Museum, the Asian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College, the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, the Department for International Development and Faculty of History and the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Picture: Portrait of Tipu Sultan, c. 1792, Public Domain

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