- Indo-British Heritage Trust is organizing a Project 400 initiative consisting of series of events to mark the 400th year of bilateral relationships between India and Britain.
- One event to roll out in September is the Empire Debate, a debate on the various implications of the 4 centuries old bilateral relationships between India and Britain, which is being brought about in association with Supreme Court, and is to take place in Court Hall One.
- Court Hall One was built in 1913 and is generally used for appeals of the most legal or constitutional significance.
- The turbulent relationship began with Sir Thomas Roe being appointed as ambassador to the Mughal Court by King James I in 1614, who met Emperor Jahangir and extracted trade rights for the English East India Company from him in 1616.
- A special exhibition to explore the history of the Judicial Committee and its role at the crossroads of the British Empire is being planned, which may be followed by a online oral history library.
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/
todays-paper/tp-international/ the-empire-debate-in- september/article5927304.ece
- India UK Bilateral Relations
- Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan
- Sir Thomas Roe
- East India Company (EIC)