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Tag: history

Podcast: Intellectual History of the East India Company

Every year, the South Asia Institute supports Graduate Student Associates from across the different schools at Harvard whose research focuses on South Asia.

Joshua Ehrlich is a PhD Candidate, Department of History and a SAI Graduate Student Associate. He is working on a dissertation, ‘The East India Company and the Politics of Knowledge, 1772-1835,’ which explores the languages of knowledge and enlightenment in the ideologies of the Company and its critics.

Listen to him explain why the diffusion of knowledge was essential to the Company in an age of enlightenment: