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Author Pearson, M. N. (Michael Naylor), 1941-

Title The Portuguese in India / M.N. Pearson
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  954.004691 Pea/Pii  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 178 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The New Cambridge history of India ; I, 1
New Cambridge history of India ; I, 1
Contents Rulers of Portugal, 1385-1910 -- Viceroys and governors of Portuguese India, 1505-1961 -- Glossary -- Maps -- Introduction -- The Portuguese arrive in India -- The system in operation -- Evaluation of the official system -- Indo-Portuguese society -- Catholics and Hindus -- Decline and stagnation -- Toward reintegration
Summary The Portuguese were the first European imperial power in Asia. Dr Pearson's volume of their history is a clear account of their activities in India and the Indian Ocean from the sixteenth century onwards 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 in fact had a more limited impact on everyday life in India than is sometimes supposed. Their imperial effort was characterized throughout more by reciprocity and interaction than by any unilateral imposition of Portuguese mores and political structures. The book as a whole has a significance well beyond its ostensible subject since it illuminates a whole range of more general historical themes including religious conversion, race relations, the nature of pre-modern society and early colonialism, and the very beginnings of the world economy
Analysis India Portuguese colonies, to 1910
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 163-176
Notes English
New Cambridge history of India no:I, 1
Subject Portuguese.
Portuguese -- India -- History.
Damān (India) -- History.
Diu (India) -- History
Goa, Daman and Diu (India) -- History.
Velha Goa (India) -- History.
LC no. 86017100
ISBN 0521257131
Other Titles New Cambridge History of India: The Portuguese in India, 1st Edition
New Cambridge History of India: The Portuguese in India. 1st Ed
The new Cambridge history of India