The East India Company and the Natural World

  • Vinita Damodaran
  • Anna Winterbottom
  • Alan Lester

Part of the Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History book series (PSWEH)

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About this book


This book is the first to explore the deep and lasting impacts of the largest colonial trading company, the British East India Company on the natural environment. The contributors – drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines - illuminate the relationship between colonial capital and the changing environment between 1600 and 1857.


Environment History Empire East India Company bibliography capital climate colonialism environment India Indonesia networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinita Damodaran
    • 1
  • Anna Winterbottom
    • 2
  • Alan Lester
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for World Environmental HistoryUniversity of SussexUK
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of SussexUK
  3. 3.University of SussexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49109-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-42727-4
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