“India, Empire, Nation” presents for public viewing a small part of the extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts relating to the Indian subcontinent that the Lilly Library has recently acquired from antiquarian bookseller and collector Glenn Horowitz. This collection is without parallel in the United States, given its sheer range and diversity, as well as the uniqueness of many of its constituent parts. Taken together, these materials tell a compelling story of South Asia over the past two centuries, and they do so from distinctive and often surprising vantage points. This extraordinary collection of Indian materials will, without question, position the Lilly Library as one of the leading research libraries in the world for South Asian studies.
Curated by Michael S. Dodson, Director, Dhar India Studies Program