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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
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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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A royal decree, dated March 16, 1687 affirms "for reasons of political expediency including the preservation of Portuguese India the decree (of the Viceroy) is approved".
Here we turn to a recent book by Luis de Assis Correia, titled 'Portuguese India and Mughal Relations 1510-1735' which claims that Jodha Bai was in fact a Portuguese woman who was added to the Mughal harem and renamed 'Marium-uz-Zamani' after converting to Islam after she gave birth to a son named Jahangir.
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. He discovered this variety during one of many his journeys and took it to Goa.
However, a far more precise level of mapping was compiled in 1632 for King Philip IV as a result of an order he sent to his administrators in Goa, asking his officials there to record the location of the towns and fortresses of Portuguese India, the Estado da India Oriental.
His articles in this period showed a growing interest in the role of religion in Portuguese India, particularly the Inquisition.
(12) These sites formed an important part of Portuguese India. Although Bombay later belonged to the British, from 1534 to 1661 the city formed part of the Portuguese empire.
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. The following chapter recounts the Jesuits' mastery of the Tamil language, which furthered conversion to Christianity.
Women in British and Portuguese India, forthcoming.
"The Relic State: St Francis Xavier and the Politics of Ritual in Portuguese India." Columbia University, New York City, New York, 2004.

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