Thursday, 6 August 2009
India and Calton Hill
In June, I was lucky enough to be awarded a research grant to India by the INTACH UK Trust. This came about after some extensive research on both the Burns and National Monuments on Calton Hill uncovered that the former had been instigated in Bombay (by such notables as Mountstuart Elphinstone and John Malcolm), while nearly 50% of the funding of the latter came from expatriates in the East India Company residing in Madras. I wrote a (very) small article on what I did out there for the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust newsletter - which included both archival research and research into Indian heritage and conservation work.