The Portuguese in India

The Portuguese in India

by M. N. Pearson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521028507

ISBN-13: 9780521028509

Pub. Date: 11/02/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Portuguese were the first European imperial power in Asia. Dr. Pearson's volume of the History is a clear account of their activities in India and the Indian Ocean from the sixteenth century onwards that is written squarely from an Indian point of view. Laying particular stress on social, economic, and religious interaction between Portuguese and Indians, the

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The Portuguese were the first European imperial power in Asia. Dr. Pearson's volume of the History is a clear account of their activities in India and the Indian Ocean from the sixteenth century onwards that is written squarely from an Indian point of view. Laying particular stress on social, economic, and religious interaction between Portuguese and Indians, the author argues that the Portuguese had a more limited impact on everyday life in India than is sometimes supposed. Their imperial effort was characterized more by reciprocity and interaction than by an unilateral imposition of Portuguese mores and political structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028509
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Preface; Rulers of Portugal 1385–1910; Viceroys and governors of Portuguese India 1505–1961; Glossary; Maps; Introduction; 1. The Portuguese arrival in India; 2. The system in operation; 3. Evaluation of the official system; 4. Indo-Portuguese society; 5. Catholics and Hindus; 6. Decline and stagnation; 7. Toward reintegration; Bibliographical essay; Index.

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