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Journal of the East India Association (19th-20th century)

The East India Association was founded by Dadabhai Naoroji in 1866, in collaboration with Indians and retired British officials in London. It sought to provide a platform for discussing matters and ideas about India and to offer representation for Indians to the Government. The stated aim of the Association was ‘to promote… the public interests and welfare of the inhabitants of India generally… [and] to encourage all wise and well-considered projects of social and administrative reform… from the point of view of the interests of the inhabitants of India, whose wishes, sentiments and prejudices should be respected’. The Journal, which began in 1867, printed lectures that were delivered at East India Association meetings covering a variety of topics relating to India’s history, economy, religion and environment. 

The Library holds Volumes 6-15 and Volume 18 published between 1915-1927. Topics covered include the cotton trade, Indian forest administration, western influence on Bengal life, and the impact of irrigation.