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The New Cambridge History of India, Volume 1, Part 1: The Portuguese in India (New Cambridge History of India)
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 ar ...more
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I liked this book because it was short and it gave a complete picture of the portoguese in India over a really long timespan, yet wasn't superefluous. Enough detail was there in the names of important people, the reasons behind the expansion and the decline of this sea empire.
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