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Power and Preachers comprises 6 diverse primary source collections which detail the political, economic, and spiritual realities of British colonial rule in India. The featured collections include records from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, from the establishment of the East India Company and the India Act to the emergence of Gandhi and the independence movement. Drawn from a diverse range of sources, the materials show the Raj through the eyes of commercial, military, and bureaucratic elites, as well as missionaries, labourers, and Indians themselves. 

This series therefore provides students and researchers with a nuanced synopsis of British colonialism in India and India’s role in shaping modern Britain.

Dates Covered



  • Bodleian Library
  • British Library; LHASC; WCML
  • India Office Library
  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Library of Wales


Lord and Lady Curzon on an Elephant.

Licensed to access The British Raj: Resistance and Reform in India, 1879–1920

Contributor: National Library of Scotland Contents: 5 Volumes, 44 Documents (43,764 Pages)
This collection consists of letters, diaries, and official reports dated between 1879 and 1920. The records relate to two viceroys...

Licensed to access The East India Company: Corrupt Governance and Cruelty in India, 1806-1814

Contributor: National Library of Scotland Contents: 21 Volumes, 268 Documents (132,093 Pages)
The first Earl of Minto, Sir Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound, served as governor-general of India from 1807 to 1813. This...
A painting of the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency, Robert Clive.

Licensed to access The East India Company: Laying the Foundations for British Colonial Domination of India, 1752-1774

Contributor: National Library of Wales Contents: 18 Volumes, 168 Documents (24,508 Pages)
The sources in this collection demonstrate how the burgeoning commercial and political power of the East India Company developed into...
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Goa, pictured with palm trees.

Licensed to access Indian and Sri Lankan Records from Colonial Missionaries, 1770-1931

Contributor: Bodleian Library Contents: 8 Volumes, 197 Documents (84,424 Pages)
Indian and Sri Lankan Records from Colonial Missionaries, 1770–1931 was curated in association with the Bodleian Library.This collection contains records compiled...
An image of lots of Communist flags, held up by a group of people.

Licensed to access Indian Communists and Trade Unionists on Trial: The Meerut Conspiracy, 1929-1933

Contributor: British Library; LHASC; WCML Contents: 4 Volumes, 54 Documents (10,201 Pages)
The Meerut Conspiracy Case was a controversial legal saga that played out in British India between 1929 and early 1933....
An image of the painting The Relief of Lucknow, by Thomas Jones Barker. The siege of Lucknow was the prolonged defence of the British Residency within the city of Lucknow from rebel sepoys during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Licensed to access World News in Indian Newspapers, 1782-1908

Contributor: India Office Library Contents: 3 Volumes, 106 Documents (111,913 Pages)
World News in Indian Newspapers brings together numerous editions of three Anglophone newspapers that were published in India during the...
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