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Portuguese India

n
(Placename) a former Portuguese overseas province on the W coast of India, consisting of Goa, Daman, and Diu: established between 1505 and 1510; annexed by India in 1961

Por′tuguese In′dia


n.
a former Portuguese overseas territory on the W coast of India: annexed by India 1961. Compare Daman and Diu, Goa.
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Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.
Contributors identified only by name offer a historical approach to race and blood in the Spanish Atlantic world of the 16th to 17th centuries, with comparative glances at Portuguese India and the modern era.
On Portuguese ships also arrived soldiers, officials, missionaries, exiles, unwanted sons of the nobility, orfas del rei (orphan girls) who were sent to Portuguese India to be married to Portuguese men in India, and African slaves.
The Alphonso's named after Afonso de Albuquerque, the second governor of Portuguese India.
The first, discussing the Jesuit medical mission in India, recounts the lives of two Jesuit physicians and shows how the order, some of whose members were notable physicians, ultimately shied away from actual medical treatment as it assumed the task of regulating hospitals, improving hygiene but subordinating corporeal health to the end of spiritual conversion in Portuguese India.
Ethell, Bernard Dale, Portugal and Portuguese India 1870-1961.
Accordingly, he issued instructions to his officials in Portuguese India confirming the rights that the Jesuits had been granted there and enjoining them to enforce them.
Women in British and Portuguese India, forthcoming.
For Whiteway the history of Portuguese India was not merely one of administrative failure but it illustrated a concern of even greater urgency to late nineteenth-century imperialists, racial degeneration.
The Kamat family was engaged in revenue administration in Portuguese India in the mid-seventeenth century and put their knowledge of local conditions to good use to accumulate capital which they invested in the business sector.