French India


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French India

n
(Placename) a former French overseas territory in India, including Chandernagore and Pondicherry (now Puducherry): restored to India between 1949 and 1954

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n.
a former French territory in India.
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Viewers will find original notes which were first issued in India in 1917 by King George V, followed by King George VI, the proposed one rupee with Gandhi's portrait in 1948, various issues after independence till 1994, one-rupee note for exclusive use in Gulf countries, Burma, Pakistan, Hyderabad and territories of Portuguese and French India, up to the latest 2015 and 2016 issues.
Although France would control these towns well into the twentieth century, it seemed as though French India would drift into inconsequence.
With its Catholic churches, boules pitches and French street names, Pondicherry retains a Gallic flavour from its time as the capital of French India.
From a background of research on colonialism in Africa, the Caribbean and French India, Vanuatu becomes an exemplar for processes, themes and trends writ-large in the so called third world.
In French India too, even much earlier (28 November 1735), a committee was charged with "la constatation des lois, us et coutumes des Hindous, encore en vigueur dans l es etablissements francais de l'Inde," but, as Bonnan points out, "such a corpus of local laws never saw the light of day" (p.
But the corruption and decadence of France under Louis XV prematurely ended the promise of a French India.