CURRY & RICE | A Humorous View of the Raj with Ruth Brimacombe

Thursday 29 May 2008, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In 1859, shortly after the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8, Captain George Franklin Atkinson published Curry and Rice (on forty plates); or the ingredients of social life at “our station” in India, as an amusing reminder, so the author claimed, of the ‘sunny side of Indian life, after all the narratives of horror that have of late fallen upon the English ear.’

Ruth Brimacombe is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and in this illustrated presentation she will explore the neglected role of humour in the artistic representation of the Raj.

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