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Amitav Ghosh: "China and the Making of Modern India: A Story of Fantasy, Abuse, and Recovered Memory"

Raymond F. West Memorial Lecture

The effects of opium on 18th and 19th century China have been extensively studied and it is now widely acknowledged that the drug trade had momentous consequences, for China and for the world at large. That this trade also had a powerful impact on India, which was the world's leading opium-producing country under the British Raj, has been largely overlooked (or deliberately ignored). This talk attempts to explore some aspects of this subject, including Chinese influences on Indian arts, crafts, tastes and styles. 




Monday, December 3, 2012. 06:00 PM


Cemex Auditorium Knight Management Center