Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Indian Ink
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Miles Ogborn


A commercial company established in 1600 to monopolize trade between England and the Far East, the East India Company grew to govern an Indian empire. Exploring the relationship between power and knowledge in European engagement with Asia, this book examines the Company at work and reveals how writing and print shaped authority on a global scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing the history of the Company from its first tentative trading voyages in the early seventeenth century to the foundation of an empire in Bengal in the late eighteenth century, the book takes readers in ... More

Keywords: trade, East India Company, trading voyages, empire, Bengal, England, Far East, imperial history, print culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226620411
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miles Ogborn, author