Colin Mackenzie was a Scotsman who became the first Surveyor General of India. He joined the East India Company as an engineer but took an unusual career path when he became a noted cartographer, collector and archivist. Much of his collection is now held by the British Museum. The poet Nalini Paul made her own trip to Kolkata, and her project New Passages looks at links between India and Lewis via the Mackenzie collection, a selection of which was recently on loan to the Isle of Lewis. Her own poems and photographs respond to Mackenzie's life as presented through works of art and sculpture, maps, drawings and sketches.
New Passages was supported by the Edinburgh International Book Festival in partnership with An Lanntair.