Karolina Hutkova – University of Copenhagen

Bengal Raw Silk

The British Silk Connection: The English East India Company´s Bengal Silk Enterprise, 1757 – 1812

By PhD student Karolina Hutkova

My PhD investigates the English East India Company´s (EEIC) silk manufacturing activities in Bengal in the second half of the eighteenth century. The research project studies the connection between the British and Bengal silk industry, which was created by the EEIC in the attempt to substitute the importation of raw silk from Italy, Turkey and Mediterranean Europe by Bengal raw silk and to widen the Company´s silk trade.

See the project description here