Memoirs of Sir Thomas Roe: 400 years of Indian & England

Lubbaba Al Azmi in this Madras Courier piece narrates the fascinating history..

400 years ago, Sir Thomas Roe landed in the Mughal court. As a British Ambassador, he tried to engage with Jahangir, the Mughal emperor, and attempted to build a trade relationship. However, his diplomacy did not cut the ice; it ended up being a failure.

But Thomas Roe has meticulously documented his efforts in his memoirs which are, till today, available in the British Library, London. A research scholar  Lubaaba Al-Azmi revisits his memoirs and writes about what it’s like to peruse through them.


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