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The Mughals, the Portuguese and the Indian Ocean: Changing Imageries of Maritime India

 
Pius Malekandathil (Author)
Synopsis

The volume examines the efforts of the Mughals and the Portuguese to control India’s maritime trade. The research papers present a historical journey through maritime India in the early modern period, analysing its changing imageries and meanings against the background of the Mughal expansion from land to sea and the fluctuating fortunes of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean. The chapters deal with historical processes that directly or indirectly help to understand the economy and politics of the Mughals as well as dwell upon the socio-economic processes of maritime India. They discuss the religious dialogues of Emperor Akbar with the Jesuits, traces trade routes vis-à-vis India’s trade with West Asia and the commercial activities that took place between the different ports of coastal western India and the markets of East Africa.

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About the author

Pius Malekandathil

Pius Malekandathil is at present Reader in History at Goa University. He took M.A. from Kerala University, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in History from Pondicherry Central University. His publications include The Germans, the Portuguese and India, Munster (Germany): LIT Verlag, 1999, The Portuguese, Indian Ocean and European Bridgeheads: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. K.S. Mathew, jointly edited with T. Jamal Mohammed, Fundacao Oriente, 2001 and Portuguese and the Socio-cultural Changes in India: 1500-1800, jointly edited with K.S. Mathew and Teotonio R. de Souza, Fundacao Oriente, 2001. Dr. Pius contributes regularly to national and international journals and seminars. His forthcoming volume is The Portuguese and the Hinterland: The Journey of D. Alexis Meneses to the Land of St. Thomas Christians.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Mughals, the Portuguese and the Indian Ocean: Changing Imageries of Maritime India
Format Softcover
Date published: 11.01.2013
Edition Reprint.
Publisher Primus Books
Language: English
isbn 9789384082208
length viii+234p., 25cm.