East India Company

East India Company

East India Company is a collection of the digitized India Office Records held by the British Library in London. These are the archives of the London administration of the East India Company and the pre-1947 government of India. These records offer a British colonial perspective of India. Rutgers has access to two modules on this platform:

  • Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1946
  • Module II: Factory Records for South Asia and Southeast Asia, 1595-1830

Module I consists of communications between India and the London administration regarding trade, governance, and empire in India. Module II consists of Factory Reports, that is, papers sent to London from the East India Company's trading posts (known as factories) across Asia and parts of Africa.

Rutgers does not have access to any other modules on this platform.

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