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Clive of India
Robert Clive helped to establish a lasting bond between India and Britain, laying the foundations of modern India.
by Clay Lane
The British Constitution
A Dereliction of Duty
Edmund Burke tore into the directors of the East India Company,
accusing them of doing less for the country than India’s mediaeval conquerors.
by Edmund Burke 1729-1797
Liberty and Prosperity
A Dream of Independence
In 1877, John Bright told a meeting of the Manchester India Association that he had
wanted to put India on the path to independence nearly twenty years before.
by John Bright 1811-1889
The Great Bengal Famine
The Governor of Bengal accused the East India Company of turning a crisis into a humanitarian catastrophe.
Job’s City of Joy
The East India Company’s top agent in India was also the man who put Calcutta on the world map.
Robert Clive’s Vision for India
As Governor of Bengal, Robert Clive hoped to use his powers and his
formidable reputation to make the East India Company mend its ways.
by Sir John Malcolm 1769-1833
The Copy Book
Think and Speak