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FRAMINGHAM – As part of the lifelong learning lecture series, Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library will host The Victorians & India: The Company Raj to Crown Raj on March 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoo,

Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History and Humanities, Lesley University, will discuss the early 19th century, the English East India Company (1600) had tamed the lingering Mughal-Indian Empire and was shaping an abusive Anglo-Indian military and commercial regime, the Company Raj.

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Following the devastating Sepoy Mutiny/Indian Uprisings of 1857 the Victorian British presence in India became an explicitly colonial one. Victoria was named Empress of India in 1876, and the Indian National Congress formed in 1885.

Please email to join receive Zoom links to lectures. All requests must be received by 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture. NOTE: If you registered for the Fall 2020 series, you do not need to re-register.

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