After the British East India Company began setting up trading posts along costal India in 1612 the idea of setting a foundation for communication and partnership were deemed a high priority. With getting consent from Mughal emperors and local rulers still the main form of securing land, the company began using a new approach to … Continue reading James Achilles Kirkpatrick and Khair- Un- Nissa. Did interracial marriage show a new age in British colonised India?
. The year is 1809. Richard Glasspoole, officer of East Indian company ship The Marquis of Elyhas found himself and seven British sailors captured by one of the most notorious and powerful pirates to sail Chinese waters. This pirate takes the form of the young female, Ching Shih. Ching Shih was one example of women … Continue reading Ching Shih and the Red Flag Fleet : Were women equal in the world of piracy during the 19th century?