The Portuguese in Malabar: A Social History of Luso Indians

By: Charles Dias

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1st Edition. Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Kerala society and Portuguese intervention in the sixteenth century. 2. Origin and growth of the Luso Indian Community. 3. The Portuguese Municipal system in Cochin. 4. Social life of Luso Indians. 5. Luso Indian settlements. 6. The Catholic Church and Luso Indians. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. This book is an attempt to go deep into the history of European interaction with Malabar, concentrating on the Portuguese period from the end of the fifteenth century to present times, exploring their commercial and religious interventions in Malabar and the resultant political polarization and social changes. The Portuguese found it necessary to create a social group faithful to them for the protection of their trade centres and in the bargain there occurred an inevitable creation of an ethnic social group of Portuguese descendants. The blockade of Constantinople by Ottoman Turks in 1453, practically prevented Europeans from trading with Asian countries. So it became a necessity for Europeans to find a new sea-route to India. Several European powers tried for this especially Spain and Portugal. Finally, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator reached Calicut in 1498.Vasco da Gama was followed by Pedro Alvares Cabral in 1500 and the creation of the so called Estado da India Portugesa Portuguese State of India by the posting of Francisco de Almeida as the first Viceroy in 1505. The policy of Politica dos Casamentos politics through marriages introduced by Afonso de Albuquerque the second Viceroy by marrying Portuguese soldiers with Indian women and the resultant mixed race or mestices which eventually formed the Luso-Indian Community in Malabar. Printed Pages: 429

Title: The Portuguese in Malabar: A Social History of Luso Indians

Author Name: Charles Dias

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2013

ISBN: 8173049149

ISBN 13: 9788173049149

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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