Back to Meet the team

Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

Advisor & Trip Scholar - Family History Tours

Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, MBE

She studied Urdu and Hindi at the School of Oriental & African Studies. Awarded a First Class Honours degree in 1973 and completed her PhD there in 1980 which was subsequently published as A Fatal Friendship: the Nawabs, the British and the City of Lucknow  in 1985.

She has written a number of books, including two on Major General Claude Martin, founder of La Martinière Schools in India and France and is an honorary Old Martinian.  Her biography of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah The Last King in India published in 2014 was a critical success in Britain and India. She has recently completed a book on Battlefield Lucknow for Harper Collins India to be published in 2021.

Rosie has worked as an tour guide in India for Martin Randall Travel, for the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, where she is the archivist and for Indus Experiences.  She visits the subcontinent as frequently as possible and was an invited speaker at a recent Jaipur Literature Festival.  She was a Council Member of the Royal Asiatic Society and was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA) and British Indian studies.