The East India Company and Me

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Bomanjee Jamsetjee (1756-1821) Oil on canvas, circa 1830, attributed to J. Dorman

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Experts from the National Archives, London Metropolitan Archives and National Maritime Museum are on hand to help visitors discover if they have connections to the East India Company. There's also a chance to hear from historians and genealogists who have traced their own ancestors, and an interview with Amitav Ghosh, whose Booker-nominated novel 'Sea of Poppies' was partly researched at the museum. This is the closing event of the 'Traders Unpacked' series of events marking the launch of the museum's 'Traders: The East India Company and Asia' gallery.

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