SOAS University of London

Royal & SunAlliance

Asia House presents


in association with The British Library & SOAS


Royal & SunAlliance


"Royal & SunAlliance is today one of the world's leading general insurance groups with operations in some 50 countries worldwide and a history spanning almost 300 years. We are delighted to be supporting this magnificent exhibition of early Indian photography, which provides fascinating insights into life in India during the 19th century. It continues the Group's close association with India, which dates back to 1825 when we became the first British insurance company to open for business in the country. At the time of nationalisation in 1972, Royal & SunAlliance was the largest foreign insurance group in India — and, in March this year, we became the first foreign general insurer to re-enter the market with the launch of our joint venture, Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company.'


Bob Mendelsohn


Group Chief Executive, Royal & SunAlliance