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Portuguese in India

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ISBN-10: 0521028507

ISBN-13: 9780521028509

Edition: 2006

Authors: M. N. Pearson, Gordon Johnson, C. A. Bayly, John F. Richards

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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.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

John F. Richards is Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of The Mughal Empire (1993) and Mughal Administration in Golconda (1975) and the editor of Land, Property and the Environment (2001). He is coeditor of World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century (1988) and Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World Economy (1983).

General editorG++s preface
Rulers of Portugal 1385G++1910
Viceroys and governors of Portuguese India 1505G++1961
The Portuguese arrival in India
The system in operation
Evaluation of the official system
Indo-Portuguese society
Catholics and Hindus
Decline and stagnation
Toward reintegration
Bibliographical essay