Thursday, January 3, 2019

Resource: National Archives, Kew

For those of you working on military records: find here a research guide to Indian Army personnel during British rule. The guide covers records held by the British Library, the National Archives at Kew, and partner sites. War diaries! It seems that there are fees involved.

More intriguing — a research guide to Indian indentured labourers. That such a thing even exists should undermine all lingering pro-Empire arguments. Not surprisingly, many more of the military records are available online than the ones about indentured/enslaved Indians. Still, it's a good place to start.