Faithful to the Salt: Mayalee Dancing Girl vs. the East India Company

16:30 - 18:00 29 February 2024

In 1818, the East India Company signed a treaty with the princely states of Jaipur and Jodhpur, offering British political and military protection in exchange for heavy cash tribute. By the early 1830s, both states were swimming in debt; so between 1835 and 1842 the Company took direct control over the revenue of the salt lake at Sambhar, stil..

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